The Black Hole
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
— Psalm 30:9
When David was young, he was anointed by the prophet Samuel to become the next king over Israel. But he had to wait years to actually become the king.
The current king, Saul, couldn’t accept his fate, and he made it his vendetta to kill David. As he was fleeing for his life, David wrote the book of Psalms. If David became king right away, we wouldn’t have this book. Each Psalm is a testimony to David’s honesty and Jesus’ faithfulness.
David trusted Jesus with his life. David trusted in the Lord: “God did not give David into [King Saul’s] hands” (1 Samuel 23:14). David even had a few opportunities to take the throne away from King Saul. The first could have been the perfect kill — when Saul was using the bathroom ...
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