July 3 – 1 Samuel 22:1-5

July 3 – 1 Samuel 22:1-5

Gad encouraged David to leave and to go back to the stronghold of Saul. Do you think that’s what David wanted to hear.  Yet,  he obeyed anyway. David learned lessons of trusting in God in the midst of danger. 

Do we trust God in the face of troubles/danger?  It’s certainly not easy.  I recall the hymn, “Through It All”…’Through it, through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus, I’ve learned to trust in God.’ What actions can we take to truly trust in God? 

22 David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became commander over them. And there were with him about four hundred men.

And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay with you, till I know what God will do for me.” And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold. Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not remain in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah.” So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth.


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