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GO! And SURELY, You Shall Recover ALL!!

-David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God- (1Samuel 30:6)

 Hey Neighbor!

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Sometimes We need to take a moment to ponder and meditate on the Awesomeness and Faithfulness of God!!

And as We remember and Reflect on God’s Goodness, We too will find Ourselves, like David, ‘Encouraged in The Lord.’

Here’s David’s Story…

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OH, how David’s faith in God must have been shaken. He was greatly distressed. He was now King Saul’s most wanted enemy!!

You see, Saul viewed David as a threat to his throne and as a potential claimant to the throne- David was to be immediately exterminated.

Saul wanted David- Dead or Alive!!

David had been dejected by the Israelite armies and had now foolishly defected to the Philistine Armies, under King, Achish.

But King Achish’s sons refused to permit David to fight in the battle against his former comrades, fearing that, during the heat of battle, David would have a change of heart, and would return and begin to fight in favor of his first love- Israel!!

And so David was sent away, back to his town of refuge- Ziklag.

Upon his return, David was astounded to find his home and lands had been burned to the ground and all of his possessions had been taken, including his wives and children!!

Verse 30:4 tells Us that David and his men were devastated. They fell to the ground, grieving in bitter sorrow…and they weeped and weeped…until they had no strength left.

Here, We find David in a mental, emotional, and spiritual pit…And just when David believed that all had been lost, except for his Mighty Men, his ‘faithful friends’ in times of trouble- his ‘ride or die comrades’ – They had also turned against David and were now threatening to stone him!!

Why??

Well, David’s men had decided that David was to blame for this devastating tragedy.

After all, it was David’s foolish idea to abandon the wives and the children, leaving them helpless and unprotected in Ziklag, and to go and fight along side Israel’s enemies, on the wrong side of a war.

So David finds himself in a state of confusion, mourning his own loss but also stressed-out, and overwhelmed with fear and guilt for his comrades’ losses.

But David had learned not to count God Out!!

David begins to remember God’s Faithful Feats!!

David remembered that God had given him victory over the nearly 10ft Giant, Goliath!!

David remembered how God had caused him to evade and escape from King Saul’s javelin!!

David remembered that God had given him 600 trustworthy companions to protect him and and to serve with him!!

Unfortunately, It was these same trusted 600 who were now threatening to kill him!!

Now as David was reflecting on How God had always been present and active during his toughest trials – having never forgotten him nor forsaken him- David realized that his sorrow had begun to subside, his head wasn’t hung quite so low…

He also noticed that his soul was no longer so downcast!!

And as David continued to meditate and ponder on God’s marvelous works- He found himself ‘Encouraged in the Lord!’

So David returned to himself with a renewed hope in God!!

David sought the Lord in Prayer, asking Him for guidance and instruction.

And God Answered David!!

God told David to pursue the troop that had burned Ziklag – Reassuring David that He and His comrades would recover absolutely everything!!

God said, Go! And Surely, You Shall Recover All.

-David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray you, bring me the ephod. And Abiathar brought him the ephod. And David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? The Lord answered him, Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all-

(1 Samuel 30:7-8)

Take the time this week to Read Through 1 Samuel 27-30 and ‘Encourage Yourself in the Lord.’

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GO! And SURELY, You Shall Recover ALL!!

-David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God-

(1Samuel 30:6)

 

 

Hey Neighbor,

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Sometimes We need to take a moment to ponder and meditate on the Awesomeness and Faithfulness of God in our lives…and as we remember and Reflect on His Goodness, we too will find Ourselves ‘Encouraged in The Lord.’

Here’s David’s Story…

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Oh, How David’s faith in God must have been shaken. He was greatly distressed. He found himself a refugee and a ‘Wanted’ man from Israel – as King Saul continually sought his life to assassinate David, because he viewed him as a threat to his throne. David had since defected and was now serving in the enemy’s army- the Philistines, currently under King Achish,…but there too, he met rejection when the Philistine princes refused to permit David to fight in the war against Israel, suspecting that during the heat of battle, David would turn against them and fight in favor of his beloved Homeland.

And so David was sent away, back to his town of refuge that was given to him by King Achish -Ziklag, only to find that the town had been burned to the ground and all of his possessions had been stolen and his wives and children had been taken away into captivity. Verse 30:4 tells Us that David and his men were devastated. They fell to the ground, grieving in bitter sorrow…and they weeped and weeped…until the had no strength left.

Here We find David in a mental, emotional, and spiritual pit. Yet while he was mourning for his family, his men- those who he considered his ‘faithful friends’ in times of trials and tribulations, ‘his comrades’ on the battlefield, his ‘trusted companions’ began to speak of stoning him.

Why??

Well, David’s men had decided that David was to blame for this tragedy. After all, it was his bright idea to abandon their wives and children, leaving them unprotected in Ziklag to fall victim to the Amalakites, while they- the husbands and fathers- were away preparing to fight on the wrong side of a war against their own countrymen, God’s chosen people, Israel!

So David finds himself confused, stressed-out, and overwhelmed with guilt. He was both despondent and broken-hearted when he begin to remember the faithfulness of God in his life.

David remembered that God had given the 9+ foot giant, Goliath into his hands on the battlefront in Israel.

David remembered how many times God had caused him to slip out of the wicked grasps of King Saul’s fingertips, barely escaping death from his treacherous hands.

David remembered how God had chosen him to be king and had sent Samuel to him to anoint him before his father and brothers, who had also rejected him.

David remembered that when he had been forced to flee for his life into the land of the Philistines, God had given him 600 trusted men to accompany and defend him.

It was these same trusted 600 who were now speaking of stoning him, but as David continued to reflect on How God had always been present and active during the toughest times in his life, and how God had never forsaken him, David realized that his head was no longer hung quite so low, in sadness and sorrow.

He also noticed that his countenance was no longer reflecting despair.

He found that his soul was no longer devastated by his current circumstances.

And as David continued to meditate and ponder on God’s marvelous works in his own life, he found himself ‘Encouraged in the Lord!’

So, David recommitted himself to the Lord and renewed his hope in God and sought His Glorious Face in prayer, asking Him for direction.

God Answered, encouraging David to pursue the troops that had burned Ziklag and Reassuring David that He would recover absolutely everything that his enemies had stolen.

God said, Go! And Surely, You Shall Recover All.

-David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray you, bring me the ephod. And Abiathar brought him the ephod. And David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? The Lord answered him, Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all-

(1 Samuel 30:7-8)

Take the time this week to Read Through 1 Samuel 27-30 and ‘Encourage Yourself in the Lord.’

Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

Don’t forget to Be a Blessing…
Share The CareBibleStudy Blog with YOUR Family, Friends, Co-Workers, and Your Neighbors – Loving Them As You Love Yourself!!

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