“Slippery Rock”

September 3, 2013

Prayer For REVIVAL in America

Prayer For REVIVAL in America

SCRIPTURE

So Saul stopped chasing David and went to fight the Philistines. That is why people call this place “Slippery Rock.”

~I Samuel 23:28, ERV

QUOTE

Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude – an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.

~Arthur W. Pink

COMMENTARY

For years David lived on the ragged edge. The most powerful man in the country had a contract on his head. Saul was obsessed with eliminating David, he hunted him every day [I Sam. 23:14]. The only time he came close to catching David was at Slippery Rock [nine miles South of Hebron]. Saul had men coming around the mountain from both sides [more like a hill] but before he closed in, word came that the Philistines had invaded Israel and Saul left the chase to go and fight the real enemy.

There are several topics that could be discussed from I Samuel 23 like faith, courage, betrayal, intrigue but the one I want to focus on is intervention. David was surrounded and Saul had the numbers. David had a good army but he was out numbered 5 to 1 and just in the nick of time, God intervened. No wonder David was full of praise and adoration; the LORD literally saved him from Saul. Many would call it a coincidence but David called it answered prayer. Perhaps you know the feeling of clinging to a slippery rock and the joy of being delivered by the power of God through answered prayer. Praise the LORD for hearing and answering prayer.

EXTRA

  • If I had the power to do it, we would have back to back Labor Days. One day off is not enough. During the days of imperial Rome, they had 180 holidays until Marcus Aurelius reduced the number of holidays to 135. He had to reduce the number for economic reasons.
  • If you think August flew by, just watch September.
  • We got over 1 inch of rain yesterday morning and we needed it.
  • I am sick of cutting grass, can I get an amen!

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