David Performed Beyond Expectations

Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king’s son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife. And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal Saul’s daughter loved him. 1 Samuel 18:27‭-‬28 KJV Sometimes it takes over performance for someone in a lower social strata to be accepted by others in a higher strata. Some folks have tried to make a contradiction out of the two hundred reported foreskins. Its not worth an answer. David needed to prove what he is capable of. The assignment was given him to bring him into death. Adam Brown asserts that, ” David agrees because this is the price of his rise within the royal house. If he can deliver the foreskins, he will get his princess. If he gets his princess, he can make a legitimate claim on the throne. And, with a claim on the throne, he is only a few shrewd moves away from checkmate”. There’s no indication in the Bible that indicates that this idea did not come from a demon possessed lunatic. It only brought David closer legally to the throne. The more David did this, the more Saul was afraid of David. When life sets exams for you, my prayer is that you will perform beyond expectations. Jesus was born in a manger. That’s not where the story ends. He became the lion of the tribe of Judah. When you accept him, you are baptized to outperform like Jesus did. The Bible says we are more than conquerors. We are anointed to outperform expectations.

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