Speedily Escape

“There is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape to the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me, to seek me any more in any part of Israel.  So I shall escape out of his hand.”  1 Samuel 27:1

Sometimes the best thing for me to do is to speedily run away from a dangerous temptation.

Lord, we thank You for always making a way for us.  Please help us discern the times when we are to flee and when we are to resist.  And here’s a simple poem . . .


The best thing to do
might just be to run
to save our lives
and protect our daughters and sons

though we don’t want to go
there will be another day
for God is still with us
and is working out His ways.

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Published in: on November 25, 2011 at 6:46 am  Comments (16)  
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  1. Good thought Deb!
    I think of all the Bible people who fled to different lands… for a season… so many! Even Joseph and Mary had to flee with Jesus.
    Amazing isn’t it…
    Every time in my life I have had to leave, God meets me a great blessing … I don’t ever know about the blessing until after we leave but it always comes, usually in the form of wonderful people we meet that we couldn’t imagine not having known!

  2. “There is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape to the land of the Philistines…”

    God knows how to prepare His warriors for the bigger battles awaiting them in their futures. In David’s case, David fled Saul to live with Israel’s main enemy, the Philistines. His time in Ziklag was not an R and R vacation, but a time of intense preparation for his future as the King of Israel.

  3. Thank you, Deb

    “The best thing to do
    might just be to run…”

    I imagine this would have been the case when I tried to shoulder burdens that weren’t mine or tried to fight battles that belonged to Him instead of running to the Rock of Ages.

    Thank you , dear friend. Your ministry is being felt this side of the Jordan ;-)


  4. In Alanon, we call that “setting good boundaries.” It means it’s okay to get the heck away from people who are toxic, or just starting to drive you crazy. It’s a subject that comes up alot around the holidays.

    “The best thing to do might just be to run and save our lives.” Hugs…

  5. I really like that, faith-filled fisherlady, that when you had to leave, God gave you greater blessings. :) So glad that He has you here in blog land, because you bless so many!
    Thank you! :)

  6. I always like your insights, Larry. They really help me look at the scriptures with a new understanding. God is always up to something, and its always something good.
    God bless you you and the places that He has you going to.

  7. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving Debbie!

  8. Yes, Ann full of Jesus grace, joy and song . . .those could all apply to me too! I think sometimes my pride gets in the way of my running. Trip . . .fall . . .
    God bless you, as you run or stay, according to His desires for you!

  9. I have heard that about holidays recently . . from a counselor who has to help people who are more depressed and suicidal then.
    God bless you, lovely Linda, and your life in Him.
    love and prayers!

  10. Thank you so much Eden! I did and still am . . .trying to stretch it out some. :) God bless you and the beautiful ways He is working through you! Really liking your new adventure!

  11. I wish I had taken the speedy escape instead of the speedy little fit I threw at my kids over my messed up house…and they sped off down town…it’s true…I can be a little Yosemite Sam at times.

    Thank you, Deb.


  12. The way I seem to have to run the most is to close my mouth :) So often I want to say something in my own defense or because I want people to understand from my perspective and I sense the Holy Spirit saying be quiet! That’s my dangerous temptation and this was a good reminder today thanks Deb to guard my words and know when to run!

  13. Well, Yosemite Sam might be a little calmer if said kids would just pitch in. ;) Just sayin’ ’cause you know I’m going to take your side. Love you and I had a time Wednesday when I should’ve sped off myself instead of plunging into battle.
    God bless you, wonderful woman of the Word with a sense of humor! Praying kids get back soon and CLEAN IT UP!
    love you!

  14. Oh Aimee . . .that is me. Run away from running my mouth. It’s so much better if I do . . .so much better. Thank you!
    God bless you as He guards over your words and your life!

  15. I am so grateful to the Lord, because with every temptation we are faced with, our God has made a way to escape the temptation! So, if we flee from it, we will find a place of refuge in Him!

    God bless you, “encouraging” Debbie! :-)


  16. Love you, praising Paulette! There was something so comforting about your comment . . .fleeing and finding that place of refuge in Him. Yes! :)
    God bless you as you keep finding your everything within His love.

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