Saul, and all his entourage, returns home from battle and apparently the women have already heard about the victory for women from every city of Israel came out to meet the king.
Now, that had to be a lot of women. So, probably hundreds if not thousands. And they are celebrating and singing about the victory with tambourines and musical instruments and songs of joy.
But Saul didn’t like the song.
“Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” 1 Samuel 18:7b
Saul perceived his position was being threatened.
So, you have to wonder why, in the midst of this ticker tape parade, it never dawned on Saul that the Israelites won because he had a great warrior on his side. No, instead he could only focus on that fact that the women were attributing more victories to someone other than him and therefore he assumed David might want his kingdom. The funny thing is the kingdom was not Saul’s to keep or giveaway.
See, Saul was just like David. He, too, was a servant in God’s Kingdom. Saul failed to realize he did not have the power of Supreme Administration 😀
That position was, and is, and will always be held by none other than God.
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM!
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