“A Trivial Matter…”

March 11, 2018

“A Trivial Matter…”

Blessings folk!

Saul is plotting.
He had to.
The Lord had left him.

The Lord was with David.

The story continues…

1Sa 18:20-23

Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David.
When they told Saul, the thing was agreeable to him.

Saul thought,
“I will give her to him that she may become a snare to him,
and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.”
Therefore Saul said to David, “For a second time you may be my son-in-law today.”

Then Saul commanded his servants, “Speak to David secretly, saying, ‘Behold, the king delights in you, and all his servants love you; now therefore, become the king’s son-in-law.’”

So Saul’s servants spoke these words to David.
But David said, “Is it trivial in your sight to become the king’s son-in-law,
since I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?”

Saul saw a second chance to entrap David.
Sadly, Saul knew that Michal would be a trap to David.
What a lovely girl…

But, wait there is more.
Saul knew that the hand of the Philistines would be against David.
This is what Saul wanted.

Saul instructed his servants to speak well of the situation.
To tell David the king delights in you…though he really dreaded David…
To tell David that all the king’s servants loved him…which apparently they did…
To urge David to become the king’s son-in-law.

Still, David resisted.
He considered the servants to be trivial in their assessment.

He knew the “son-in-law” was not a trivial matter.
He knew he was poor.
He knew he was lightly esteemed…no position, no status.
He knew he could not “afford” it.

We, like David, look too much at the natural.
Will the Lord provide a way?