There is a tendency in human nature that Saul exemplifies in 1 Samuel 23:22. Saul is hunting down David, and he has yet to capture him. In verse 22 he makes an accusation against David that is void of any legitimacy: "it is told me that [David] is very cunning." A certain level of irony exists in this statement because throughout this whole narrative Saul is the cunning one. David is simply trying to survive against a madman who refuses to give up his pursuit. Saul makes accusations against David that are more accurately applied to himself. Likewise, our sin tends to shield our vision so that we do not see situations in their entirety. We must, therefore, seek the Lord's guidance before making unfounded accusations against other people. In fact, it may just be that the accusations we make towards others should really be directed towards ourselves.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.