There’s No Road Here

There’s No Road Here

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David learned something in the cave that he could not learn in the castle.

1 Samuel 22:6
6 Now Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. And Saul was seated, spear in hand, under the tamarisk tree on the hill at Gibeah, with all his officials standing at his side.

  • Accelerating Into The Abyss
    • Spear in his hand – Saul never traded his weapons for worship
      • What would happen if we laid down the things we use to hurt people and picked up the things that could help people?

1 Samuel 22:7-8
7 He said to them, “Listen, men of Benjamin! Will the son of Jesse give all of you fields and vineyards? Will he make all of you commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds? 8 Is that why you have all conspired against me? No one tells me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is concerned about me or tells me that my son has incited my servant to lie in wait for me, as he does today.”

    • Everyone Is Against Me
      • Is Everyone Wrong And You Only Are Right?

1 Samuel 22:9-11; 13-17
9 But Doeg the Edomite, who was standing with Saul’s officials, said, “I saw the son of Jesse come to Ahimelek son of Ahitub at Nob. 10 Ahimelek inquired of the LORD for him; he also gave him provisions and the sword of Goliath the Philistine.” 11 Then the king sent for the priest Ahimelek…
13 Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, giving him bread and a sword and inquiring of God for him, so that he has rebelled against me and lies in wait for me, as he does today?” 14 Ahimelek answered the king, “Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king’s son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard and highly respected in your household? 15 Was that day the first time I inquired of God for him? Of course not! Let not the king accuse your servant or any of his father’s family, for your servant knows nothing at all about this whole affair.” 16 But the king said, “You will surely die, Ahimelek, you and your whole family.” 17 Then the king ordered the guards at his side: “Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me.” But the king’s officials were unwilling to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD.

    • It Can’t Mean That
    • It’s Up There
    • There’s No Road Here

1 Samuel 22:18-19
18 The king then ordered Doeg, “You turn and strike down the priests.” So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod.19 He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.

  • Murdering The Voice Of God In My Life
    • Saul’s conclusion, “I don’t want to hear it anymore!”
    • I don’t care anymore. I’m not listening anymore. I’m committing to the chaos of sin
    • When People Make Dark Choices They Start Removing The God Voices
      • Pastors
      • Community
      • Bible
    • How Will Removing God’s Voice Bring Revival To My Death Spiral?

Where is David hiding during all of this?
1 Samuel 22:1
1 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam….

  • From The Castle To The Cave
    • What a story, the twists, the turns
      • From pasture to the palace, then David is cast out from the castle to the cave
      • I’m not sure David could have anticipated this part of the story
    • David Learned Something In The Cave That He Could Not Learn In The Castle

Psalm 139
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

    • Saul was walking in the daylight but was in darkness, David was in the darkness of the cave, yet was in the light
    • It Is Not Where You Are But What You Have
      • When you have lived the blues you will appreciate the blessing of His presence
      • When the outcome appeared bleak you will appreciate the blessing of His presence
      • When you went from feeling alone to feeling alive, you will appreciate the blessing of His presence
      • When His presence is with you even the darkness is not dark, the darkness is as light
      • What binds us together is not our perfection, It Is His Presence
    • Do You Have His Presence Today?
    • He can turn your darkness to light and you don’t even have to move