Try Giving Thanks
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
— Psalm 7:17
From the very beginning of the book of Psalms, David gives thanks. Of all people in the Bible, David knew what it meant to experience trials of every kind. He knew the purpose: One day he would be king of Israel. In the meantime, that didn’t take away the fact that everywhere he went, he was a walking dead man.
King Saul, the current king of Israel, had a hit out on David. Even though Saul had watched David defeat Goliath and save the Israelites from the Philistines and was soothed by David’s skills on the harp, Saul knew that the Lord had rejected him as king and that David was to be next in line (see 1 Samuel 16:1).
So David hid. In mountains, caves, enemy towns, and any place that Saul’s men wouldn’t find him. For me, t ...
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