This is a new series from Dr. Aikens entitled “Revelatory Words and Concepts” These revelatory nuggets are curated by Jane Babich from Bootcamp Teachings and Podcasts. All of these concepts are rooted in Apostle Aikens heart toward equipping ministries and ministers for the work of the end times.
The revelatory concept “Behaved Himself Wisely” found in 1 Samuel 18:5-12 is truly significant as it signifies a yoking strategically positioning of us spiritually. It gives a synchronized sense of spiritual decorum as we exercise skillful, shared discernment of good and evil.
1 Samuel 18:5-12 (KJV)
And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul’s servants.And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of music. And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
And Saul eyed David from that day and forward. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand. And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice. And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul.
It also reveals the grace to do as it becometh us to live aloud our spirituality by remaining committed to denying ourselves to follow the Lord walking circumspectly in all our ways.
Deny ourselves is defined in Matthew 16:25 (AMP).
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me
It signifies a wise understanding of our times, where we apply every experience as a learning experience. Thus we walk circumspectly as revelatory light received guides us to live spiritually-minded consistently.
We are instructed to walk circumspectly in Ephesians 5:15 (AMP)
Therefore see that you walk (circumspectly) carefully [living life with honor, purpose, and courage; shunning those who tolerate and enable evil], not as the unwise, but as wise [sensible, intelligent, discerning people],
When we consider doing so, it causes powerful manifestations where the Lord’s presence is seen in our very life and legacy. His hand makes it clear He busily upholds us never to experience utterly falling or failing. We will exhibit expected spiritual behaviors and become known as “His.”
God strategically positions and sets us in the place to do, according to our maximum potential. And then as it was with David, all our ways prove the Lord is with us which enemies will fear.
1 Samuel 18:14-15 (KJV)
And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him. Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.
Our “But God significance” of this concept of “behaving wisely” is this revelatory but costly lifestyle is the same strength of spirit enabling David to turn every perilous time and circumstance into pivotal ones where God caused him in “due season” to emerge as an overcoming victor rather than merely a surviving victim.
It is my privilege and honor to curate these revelatory concepts but to hear the podcast “Behaving Wisely”, taught by Dr. Audrey Aikens, click here.