“One Year Bible” Old Testament History Passage
I Samuel 2:12-3:39
“Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.” I Samuel 3:1 (NKJV)
There is a “long war” that every Christian is call to fight. It is not just a battle against the devil (although that IS a significant reality). It is the battle between the “old” and the “new”, between the past and the future, between past patterns and future promises.
Saul was dead. His system was washed up. Yet he still had those who felt the old, worn out ways were better. David was a son of promise. The favor of God was upon him. He and his men knew that their time was coming.
Saul represented the man-made kingdom of self-effort. David represented the Kingdom that would have no end – that would always increase and would ultimately prevail.
We are today engaged in such a long war. Despite any temporary suffering or set-back we might experience, the Bible says that we are destined for glory – destined for rulership. It may be a long war, but daily we increase, while darkness loses its hold. This is the glorious future of all who follow the King!