Well, here we are at the last day of the year. Many will go to parties tonight and will indulge (or overindulge) in gluttonous activities. It might be food or alcohol or any other thing. The sky is the limit so to speak. We will surrounded with people that will either encourage or discourage us. Pick carefully who you associate with.
In our passage of encouragement we see David encouraged himself with messages of God’s Wisdom. The reason David did not give up was because he was acutely aware that God, in His wisdom, had brought David to the place and He would deliver David from this place. He knew that he would either be delivered by death or by focus.
David knew if he were killed by these people he would spend eternity with his God. No problem. He was ready.
David also knew that God could deliver him by focus. What I mean is that God could change David’s focus from his impending death to his impending deliverance. David was in a place that his back was against the wall and God had to do something and David knew He would. David had been taught messages of God’s Wisdom and he trusted God.
Don’t ever forget Samuel 30:6, “And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. Tomorrow is a new year. Be encouraged!
So, how are you doing?