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.

– 1 Samuel 30:6 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

David had every reason to crumble. He and his men had already been in battle for days only to return to their hometown to find it ravaged by fire with their wives and children taken captive. His men were even ready to kill him, but David was able to find strength in God. How? David had practiced getting his strength from God’s word long before this tragedy, so he did what he had been already doing for years. David had developed good habits during peaceful times that guided him when the times were bad.

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