“And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said unto him, Make this fellow return, that he may go again to his place which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he be an adversary to us: for wherewith should he reconcile himself unto his master? should it not be with the heads of these men? Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?” 1 Samuel 29:4-5 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/1sa.29.4-5.kjv
Check your allegiances. Have you abandoned your principal assignment? Have you shifted loyalties to the detriment of your God-given purpose? Do your actions match your identity? In the Bible Reading today, David the anointed king of Isreal in waiting was going to join up with the Philistines (his new allies) to fight Isreal. Even if he had forgotten the victories he won over the Philistines, the Lords of the Philistines did not forget and so could not trust him enough to go into battle. He was reminded by the enemy of who he was at a time where he was in the exact opposite location from where he should be. David who led battles in Isreal previously was satisfied to take up the rear of the Philistines just to show his allegiance. Are your immediate actions today aligned with the long-term position that Christ has defined for you? Are you taking up scraps just to be aligned with a wrong ally? Are you about to take steps that will hang over you for a long time in an identity crisis? Imagine David when he became King of Isreal being blackmailed by the Philistines for joining forces to fight his own people. Thankfully he was saved from that long-term shame by the rejection of the Lord of the Philistines.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for my destiny and position in you. Please deliver me from any wrong allegiance which I may have entered into in desperation that could contaminate my long-term victory in you 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾