Harmed Flesh and The God Who Keeps Track

| Mon, Feb 7, 2011 | Set 1 Week 6

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Why is David afraid? The Philistines seized him, and they are not nice about it. They are merciless. No wonder David is afraid:

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.

Why, when David has been mercilessly seized by the Philistines, should he trust a God who allows such harsh things to happen?

When David asks the rhetorical question…

What can flesh do to me?

…the nasty Philistines answer his question – what can flesh do to me? Plenty.

5 All day long they injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil. 6 They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps, as they have waited for my life. 7 For their crime will they escape?

Flesh can do terrible things: watch, lurk, stir up, strive, and injure. Man can persecute, imprison, torture, and kill. Flesh can do plenty. And when the hostile are in the middle of doing plenty, why trust God who has let them get so far in their mischief?

Because God not is not absent or passive. He is watching and active. And he’s not done.

If not all the justice arrives today, that’s no sign it will be delayed forever. Almighty God is not done. Trust him.

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