by Benjamin Munsell on February 25, 2019
Then Nahash the Ammonite, (the bad guy), came up, and encamped against Jabesh-gilead, (Jewish land and people): and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee. (The Jews gave no fight, no argument, just, "Let's make a deal"). And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel. (Hahaha, these Jews are such suckers"). And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days' respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, (well, at least they're starting to think a little bit, maybe someone can save us), we will come out to thee, (and you can put out our right eyes). Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept. (So far, no one is calling out to God for help). And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh. AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD CAME UPON SAUL when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly. (Yea Saul, someone is finally willing to be used by the Lord to stop the bad guys). 1 Samuel 11:1-6. Big fight, Saul and company win, end of story. Well not exactly, this same old fear is still alive and well in the "church" today. A man loses his job, his means of income, and FIRST runs to the bank. A lady gets a report of Cancer and IMMEDIATELY goes to tell all her friends. A child gets seriously injured and the parents jump on God asking, "WHY have you allowed this, why are you picking on us like this"? Dad is erroneously accused of being a pedophile, the church abandons him, AND HE QUITS ON GOD. Are you one of these? Or will you Praise God anyway and ask Him for His Will to be done, that you then will, Be Blessed?