Read 1 Samuel 30
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Scripture- 1 Samuel 30:6- David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the Lord his God.
Observations- Things end pretty well in this chapter for David and all of the soldiers and families he was leading, but it started out badly with a raid on their city while they had been away intending to go into battle with the Philistines. This verse reveals the level of
crisis had risen to the highest possible level, but "David found strength in the Lord his God."
Application- This verse reminded me of the opening line of the Rudyard Kipling poem If: "If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you..." David kept his head by seeking God as a first resort, not merely as a last resort. Even though in this moment David didn't have anywhere else to turn, he did well in his desperation to turn to God. Let's seek to have the Triune God always be our first resort.
Prayer- (by St. Francis of Assisi- 1182-1226) I beg you, Lord, let the fiery, gentle power of your love take possession of my soul, and snatch it away from everything under heaven,
that I may die for love of your love as you saw fit to die for love of mine. Amen.
"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." (Matthew 6:33),
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