Test of Betrayal

“David asked, “Will the leaders of Keilah betray me and my men to Saul?” And the LORD replied, “Yes, they will betray you.” ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭23:12‬ ‭NLT

All of us have had someone that we thought we could trust turn on us and cause the sting of betrayal.

This betrayal actually means that you did not do anything deserving of them turning against you. It is not betrayal if you have done something harmful.

Jesus had done nothing wrong to Judas when he turned on him in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The verse we are highlighting today is very interesting to me. The Lord responds to David’s question by affirming that the men of Keilah (who David just rescued) will indeed betray him. The nonchalant manner that the Lord answers his question and David’s response teach us a great lesson.

God sees when others betray us. We have to let him be the one to deal with them.

This is extremely hard for us as individuals, but like Jesus our champion, we must not take revenge in our own hands. Another thing, David did not get upset with them or try to retaliate. He simply moved on with his men. This is the hard lesson we have to learn!

Takeaway: as you walk on this journey with the Lord, you will inevitably face betrayal.

You must know that God sees your plight and trust the situation in his hands.

Your job is to move on with his plan for your life and eventually everything will work out for your good.