The Well- Lessons From King David: God Provides Our Protection – January 20, 2022

Weather Report From Heaven: Sunny and bright, with an abundance of light and lots of singing and rejoicing. Scripture: “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”- Psalm 3:3 Insight: We can learn so much from the Biblical Heroes like King David, who is the only […]

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On January 20, 2022
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Weather Report From Heaven: Sunny and bright, with an abundance of light and lots of singing and rejoicing.

Scripture: “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”- Psalm 3:3

Insight: We can learn so much from the Biblical Heroes like King David, who is the only person in the Bible ever referred to as “a man after God’s own heart,” Acts 13:22. God led David through a myriad of different circumstances that tested his faith, grew him,challenged him and led him to become the greatest King of Israel and the human bloodline out of which Jesus himself was born. Therefore, we just should pay close attention to the life of David recorded in the Bible and try to learn as much as we can from him and apply it to our lives in a practical way. We will study some of the Scriptures over the next 30 days that David wrote and see how his life is a great teaching moment for us today. David wrote half of the Psalms, which serve as a journal for his faith walk with the Lord. He was nothing if not authentic with his emotions in sharing them with the Lord, and thus we are the beneficiaries of being able to read his thoughts.

 In today’s Psalm 3:3, David acknowledges that his ultimate protection comes from the Lord. We all have enemies that seek to destroy us on some level and at some time in our life, but we can find shelter from the storm in the protection of the Lord. God will many times strip away other things that we may have relied on in the past for our protection, such as wealth or our own wisdom, and leave us with nothing but Himself as our true protector. He shows us His strength is sufficient for us during those times, and He is the only thing that we ultimately have that will never let us down. Proverbs 3:5-6 says it this way: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” David was often in danger and in fear for his life. As King, many people were jealous of him or wanted him dead. Saul went from friend to foe out of jealousy and spent many years trying to kill David before he even became King. David learned during these perilous times in his life that only God could provide him with the protection he needed, and so he relied on him even more. Who or what are you relying on instead of God to give you peace and protection? Anything or anyone other than God will ultimately let you down. Be like David, and trust in God alone to provide for you and protect you all the days of your life.

Prayer: Lord Jesus,help us to remember to put all of our trust for provision and protection in You, and not the things of this world which can so easily be taken away or let us down. We pray for this in your mighty name Jesus. Amen!

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