Not every opportunity is from God

1 Samuel 23:7 Saul soon learned that David was at Keilah. “Good!” he exclaimed. “We’ve got him now! God has handed him over to me, for he has trapped himself in a walled town!”

Saul had been trying to kill David out of jealousy over David’s growing popularity.  Even though Saul continued his attempts to kill him, David continued to protect Saul and refused to retaliate against him.  One day Saul caught David in a vulnerable place and was certain this was a sign from God.  He wanted to kill David so badly that he saw his vulnerability as an opportunity God had provided for him to get rid of David.

Not every opportunity is provided from God.  God will not give us the opportunity to do something against His will.  When we receive an opportunity that we have been waiting for, we should first check our motives to make sure we are following God’s desires and not our own.

God does not give us everything we want just because we are Christians.  There are no blanket promises in Scripture that Christians will receive everything they want.  Sometimes withholds some things we need to help us grow in our faith and trust.  God knows our needs and our deepest needs are spiritual.  If we have God, we have everything we need.

My reading schedule this week:

April 16     Psalm 56, 120, 140-142
April 17     1 Samuel 25-27
April 18     Psalm 17, 35, 54, 63
April 19     1 Samuel 28-31, Psalm 18
April 20    Psalm 121, 123-125, 128-130
April 21     2 Samuel 1-4
April 22    Psalm 6, 8-10, 14, 16, 19, 21

NOTE:  I am following the Chronological Timeline from


About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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