Day 37: I trust You, Lord. Letting my light shine. 1 King 1:1-4
Warning, some of this is going to be a little…ummm…well, maybe a little too much for some. The point is to get you to understand the revelation, so please excuse the sex talk in advance.
David was apparently a smooth looking guy, with some smooth words to match it. Not to mention, after he became king, his title didn’t hurt either. So one can imagine it was easy for him to have any women he wanted.
He had eight named wives. The first was Saul’s daughter, Michal, whom he got as his reward for killing the Philistine after her sister was married off (1 Samuel 18). The second was a woman who begged David not to take revenge on her husband. When her husband died suddenly from shock of the news that David almost killed them all, David married her. Her name was Abigail (1 Samuel 25). Next was Bathsheba (Solomon’s mom) whom he saw taking a bath and wanted. After impregnating her and killing her husband, she was added to the list (2 Samuel 11). The next ones were Ahinoam, Maacah, Haggith, Abital, and Eglah (2 Samuel 3:2–5). Not much is mentioned about them. Only their children.
There were many unnamed wives (virgins he slept with as when two people have relations, they are married with or without a ceremony…amazing how some people have so many spouses today, huh?). How in the world David had enough stamina to maintain all these women, run a kingdom, worship and praise, war, and all the other things he did is a mystery, but somehow he did it.
What have you learned? Well, in short, David can be considered a womanizer. Oh, he had a great relationship with God. He was a man after God’s own heart according to Paul.
And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Acts 13:22 KJV
According to Paul David was willing to do the will of God no matter what. But, ummm, David was also NASTY!!! He seemed to sleep with anything that moved. When he was dying, his servants even called for a virgin to come ‘serve’ him. This is when they knew something was up. He “knew her not”, i.e. he didn’t sleep with her!
Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat. Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king. And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not. Matthew 14:1-4
Finally we can say that a woman was NOT his wife
What’s crazy is David was a man of God. Why would his servants think he would need a woman rather than prayer? What did they see that said “bring another woman” for this man who was a worshipper? Do you get the point yet? No, well to state it plainly: why is it that the people around this man of God didn’t treat him like a man of God. Instead, they treated him like an old, nasty gezzer. Why didn’t they see what God saw in him? What did David’s life testify?
What does your life say? When people see, talk, interact with you, do they think “he/she hasn’t changed a bit…and they are supposed to be a Christian…” Is your old you sticking out? Have you not put on your new garments? Are people going to bring you a man (for women) or woman (for men) on your deathbed? Your ‘virgin’ may not be an actual person,but it could be something from your old life that people have seen you pick back up or think you still have. What they think is there is nothing new about you.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
Do not be afraid to let your new you shine through. Are you afraid to lose some people? Who cares! Let them go! Some may not like it, but who cares. Your Father loves it. He loves the new you. He loves the light you are shining. He loves the testimony of your life. Don’t let people force you to turn back to the ‘virgins’ of your old life.
Allow Holy Spirit to work through you. Allow Him to teach you. Allow the change to happen. Let go of the old you and old people. He will send you new people who will pour into you rather than pull from you. Can you trust Him? Can you trust Him enough to take the shade off your lamp and allow your light to shine?
Don’t have relations with the ‘virgins’. Let your light shine!
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!