A hungry king, mindful priest, and a proud spy met in Nob. The meeting was not by chance; it was a meeting of divine appointment.
The King’s name was David. The priest’s name was Ahimelech. The spy’s name was Doeg.
David arrived at Nob, while Ahimelech and Doeg were already there.
Doeg was allied with David’s father in law, Saul. Saul wanted David dead. Saul lived without the touch of God on his life. David and Ahimelech were allied to God.
Doeg, the spy, is watched as Ahimelech gave David bread and the sword of Goliath. Doeg will carry this report to Saul. Saul will Ahimelech. Saul will authorize the slaughter of Ahimelech and eighty-five priests by the hand of Doeg.
This was a divine appointment with a tragic ending. David will later write Doeg: “Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.” Psalm 52:7
David said Doeg chose to live in his strength, trust in his resources, and follow the ways of wickedness.
What a condemnation! What a great failure!
But, what about me? What about you? What about when we are in sync with the actions of Doeg while spiritually presenting ourselves as otherwise?
God help me when I choose to live in my strength, trust in my resources, and follow the paths of the wicked.
May your prayer be: God help me to make you my strength, trust in your resources, and follow the paths of righteousness.