Spears and Signs

1 Samuel 20.1-42

Reference: v. 33 But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David.

Explore: Jonathan was looking for a sign. He was finding it hard to believe that his father would want to kill his close friend David. When it came to the crunch time of finding out his father;s hatred, he still seemed unsure. However, when Saul threw a spear at him I think it all became crystal clear. Luckily for Jonathan Saul was a terrible shot!

Application: It’s good to look for signs that God may give us to confirm a big decision we need to make. Sometimes we may be a little slow to notice the signs we’re given but God is very clear when we are making a decision about our walk with Him. The Holy Spirit is always there to guide and prompt us in God’s direction. Our job is to listen and respond.

Prayer: Lord, help me to hear your voice. Whether it is a gusting wind or a silent thought, may I understand your calling and be willing to respond, no matter what the cost. Amen.

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.