“Departed From There/Escaped to the Cave”

January 3, 2018

“Departed From There/Escaped to the Cave”

Blessings folk!

A short side-bar from our examination of Mark.

A thought that continually runs through my mind.

So many people are experiencing this.

I think the Lord is stirring.

What do you think?

1Sa 22:1-2

So David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam;
and when his brothers and all his father’s household heard of it, they went down there to him.

Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them.
Now there were about four hundred men with him.

We have looked at this passage several times in the past, but something struck me this morning I had not seen before.

David had to depart from there.
He had to leave from under Saul and all the benefits and threats of the King’s surroundings.

David left.
He ultimately escaped to the cave.

From the surrounding of man-made splendor to the surrounding of natural stone.

He left comfort.
He left his life.
He left family and friend.
He stepped out to preserve his life.

There are times when we must do likewise.

But, note what happened.

When his brothers and father’s household heard, they went to him.

Note their situation.
They were in distress.
They were in debt.
They were discontented.

This is more than just immediate family - there were four hundred men.
These were those who saw that the hand of the Lord was not upon Saul.
These were ones who saw that “doing-the-same-ole-same-ole-in-the-name-of-the-Lord” would accomplish little.

These were going with the man of God.
These were going with the calling of God.

Such is occurring today.

Fear not if the Lord leads you to depart.
Fear not if their is a stirring in your spirit to follow Him and seek Him beyond anything you have done in the past.
Fear not if you have no clue as to what is next.

The Lord will provide…
A cave.
A fellowship.
His freedom.