As you read this chapter, you get a real sense of the difference between walking in the flesh and walking in the Spirit. These men kill and behead the king of Israel as a way to show loyalty to David, the king of Judah. When David hears their story, he is sickened and demands their deaths for putting their hands upon God's anointed. Two men saw this as an opportunity for gain while David saw it as an act of treason. How can two people think so differently? The answer is Jesus! He really does make that big a difference in our lives and in our decisions. When I am walking in His Spirit, then He is guiding me straight into the center of God's will. When I am walking in the flesh and listening to the world, I am more apt to focus upon myself and my wants and desires. The flesh has no room for other people, and the Spirit has no room for me. They are complete opposites. Which side of that coin would you have been on? If you lived in David's day, would you have seen the king of Israel as an opportunity or as the anointed of the Lord? Christians across this country and around the world can still walk in the flesh even though their eternity is settled. God, however, loves you too much to leave you in that predicament. He will do what is needed to draw you back to Himself. Do you feel that tug today? Paul tells us to walk in the Spirit so we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Is He drawing You back into that daily walk with His Spirit; will you listen?

Help me, Lord, to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. Help me to make wise decisions based upon Your Word and not upon the the world around me.