Years ago we sang this song: I went to the enemy’s camp and I took back what he stole from me…David was a renegade warrior. 1 Samuel 30 is the whole story.
First David inquired of the Lord. He went out under God’s word to him. Verse 8 says, “…Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” Verse 19 ends with, “…David recovered all.” What did he recover? Their city was plundered. Their wives, children were taken. He and his men brought them all back.
What has the enemy plundered from you? Isaiah 5:13 says, “Therefore my people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge…” Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”
There is something wrong with this picture. 2 Peter 1:3 says, “As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us…”
The enemy of our soul seeks to keep us from knowing the Lord, and walking in His provision. The truth is stated well in John 10:10. “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…”
The Lord is Truth. I love John 1:14-16. Jesus is the Living Word. He is full of grace and truth. Verse 16 in the Amplified says, “For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received (all had a share and we were all supplied with) one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift (heaped) upon gift.”
If verse 16 is not your experience, then you have been plundered. Truth is to be lived, embraced, and experienced. Daily reading His word equips us to guard our hearts and minds and not give the enemy’s lie another thought.