Monthly Archives: January 2015

NUGGETS OF WISDOM

BELIEVING WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE David recollected that as a young lad, with long unruly hair and a ruddy complexion, sleeping out in an open pasture under a starry sky after watching his father’s sheep all day long; how he … Continue reading

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DO NOT REGRET HAVING NO REGRETS David was worn out with Saul’s constant hounding and deceptive methods in trying to get rid of him so he could not take over his throne. It’s one thing when an opponent fights square … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

HOLDING ON, NOT HANGING ON Although David yielded his devastation over Absalom’s rebellion to God, he still struggled with the grief and remorse it brought him. Wounds like that do not heal overnight; they must be bathed in the balm … Continue reading

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RESIST BEING RESENTFUL The pain of Absalom’s deceit, and anger against those who joined him still burned in David’s mind. But he decided to take it to God in prayer and seek His guidance on how to avoid becoming resentful. … Continue reading

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THE MORE WE PULL TOGETHER The hurt caused by Absalom’s treacherous conniving with others to remove him as king left scars on David’s soul. But he decided to seek reconciliation instead of revenge. He did not want to become like … Continue reading

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DOWN BUT NOT DEFEATED David knew he had enemies both inside and outside of Israel, but when his own son Absalom tried to assassinate him in order to become king, it was almost more than he could bear. How could … Continue reading

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DON’T LOSE TOUCH After David became king of Israel and Judah, there were many who were not impressed with a man who spent so many years in the hills and caves like a fugitive running for his life. He was … Continue reading

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A WORD TO THE WISE After David crowned his son Solomon as king, and before the LORD lowered the curtain on his life, he offered young Solomon a quick course on spiritual virtues and ethics. David knew from experience that … Continue reading

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