Today I am primarily looking at the first part of this passage where David and his men are hungry and David persuades the priest to feed them the consecrated bread.
Jesus actually refers to this story in the New Testament when the Pharisees are trying to accuse His disciples of violating the Sabbath law by eating some wheat as they pass through a field. He says “Don’t you remember what David did when he was hungry, how he went in and ate the bread which was not lawful for a man to eat?”
Basically what Jesus and David are saying here is the same thing – human hunger is more important than religious laws and traditions.
God’s heart is to care for our physical needs as well as our spiritual needs. God is concerned about every aspect of our lives – no matter how small.
Don’t be afraid to ask God to supply your needs. He is able and willing!
Lord, we thank you that you are our provider of every good thing and that you promise you will not withhold any good thing from Your people if we ask. Help us to ask!
Written by Shelley Witt