“THE AFTERMATH: Putting the Pit in Its Place (part 3)
June 7, 2020
- 1 Samuel 26:17-21, NLT
- 17 Saul recognized David’s voice and called out, “Is that you, my son David?”
- And David replied, “Yes, my lord the king. 18 Why are you chasing me? What have I done? What is my crime? 19 But now let my lord the king listen to his servant. If the Lord has stirred you up against me, then let him accept my offering. But if this is simply a human scheme, then may those involved be cursed by the Lord. For they have driven me from my home, so I can no longer live among the Lord’s people, and they have said, ‘Go, worship pagan gods.’ 20 Must I die on foreign soil, far from the presence of the Lord? Why has the king of Israel come out to search for a single flea? Why does he hunt me down like a partridge on the mountains?” 21 Then Saul confessed, “I have sinned. Come back home, my son, and I will no longer try to harm you, for you valued my life today. I have been a fool and very, very wrong.”
- Beloved, today I want to address our response to the “pit” and its reality in life. If the trauma that caused the pit-likeness in our lives is never confronted, charged, convicted, and changed, it has the potential to produce not only post-but permanent traumatic stress disorder (syndrome). There are fundamentally and categorically three responses that are available to us, which are: accommodate, adapt, or act. May you choose to ACT!