Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 118 Doeg the Edomite

Doeg the Edomite, Sauls head shepherd turns warrior!(1 Samuel 21:6-8

1 Samuel 22:17-19 Then the king ordered the guards at his side: "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me." But the king's officials were not willing to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD.The king then ordered Doeg, "You turn and strike down the priests." So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.

What was said of him in Psalm 52....
1"Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long,you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
2 You who practice deceit,your tongue plots destruction;it is like a sharpened razor.
3 You love evil rather than good,falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
4 You love every harmful word,you deceitful tongue!
5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent;he will uproot you from the land of the living.
6 The righteous will see and fear;they will laugh at you, saying,
7 "Here now is the one who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"

There was no reason to tell Saul where David was and to step forward and destroy what others wouldn't dare, show us that it is easy to misplace our trust and allegiance. He should have kept his mouth shut!

1 comment:

  1. It is such a troubling and sad story. You are so right, our misplaced loyalties often cause great damage.
    Shirley Fay