Your Source of Strength (1 Samuel 30-31)

But David found strength in the Lord his God. (1 Samuel 30:6b)

There are many places where people go to find strength.  Some find it in wealth, some find it in position, and others find it in their physical bodies.  Those are just a few examples, but you get the idea.

The fascinating characteristic about King David that made him categorically different than every other king of Israel was that he found his strength in the Lord.  When his men were ready to rise up against him because their families had been captured, David found strength in the Lord.  When he was confronted by the giant, Goliath, David found strength in the Lord.  Over and over and over again, David’s strength clearly came from God and from nowhere else.

So what’s your M.O. when it comes to your strength?  Do you rely on brute force?  Do you figure you can pay your way out of any situation.  Will you use your words to convince or your position to break through?  Those aren’t the examples of the only character in the Bible who was said to be “after God’s own heart.”  His response was to find strength in the Lord; that should be our response, too.

Father, I want to find my strength in You.  So many other things try to woo me into relying on them, but I know that You are most pleased when I submit to You.  In any and all circumstances, let me find strength solely in You.

About Seth

Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.

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