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1 Samuel 30:6
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.
Ziklag was David’s stronghold. It had been given to him by Achish, the son of the King of Gath. He was part of the Philistine people. David was running from Saul and thought that if he went with the Philistines, Saul would stop hunting him, and that’s what happened. But as the Philistines were preparing to attack Saul and the people of Israel, the other leaders of the Philistine people were upset that Achish would have David fight for them. So Achish sent David and his men back to their home in Ziklag. When they arrived, they found their city burned to the ground, and the Amalekites had taken all their wives and children. David’s wives had been taken as well. The men of Judah were ready to stone David, but he found his strength in the Lord.
The greatest Israeli king of all time, David, was in jeopardy of being stoned by his people. Perhaps today you feel as though you have done everything you possibly can to do the Lord’s will and the very people that God has given you to strengthen you are now threatening to bring your demise. Here’s a truth that never goes away: “The Greater Your Role, The Greater Your Attack.” The anointing of the Lord attracts trouble because the anointing of the Lord upon a man or a woman is a great threat to the forces of sin and hell. If you’re experiencing that today, take heart and find your strength in the Lord. It worked for David, and it will work for you.
Please open the door of safety, because I’m running as fast as I can into Your arms. Amen