Daily Words of Encouragement
By Priest Knight Scopas Juma Kamonde
Our Verse of Today (20/11/2017)
“In the course of time, David inquired of the Lord. “Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?” he asked. The Lord said, “Go up”. David asked, “Where shall I go?” “To Hebron,” the Lord answered. (2 Samuel 2: 1)
The Title of Our Today’s Topic: God’s Guidance
The previous verse was David’s inquiry form God based on his desire to go to the land of Judah when he returned back from fighting the Amalekites and he stayed in Ziklag.
From our verse of today we can learn these very important and valuable points:
1. After the death of King Saul, David knew that the time had come for him to rule Israel but there was an opposition against him on ground under the leadership of one of Saul’s son who was Ish-Bosheth supported by Abner the ex-commander of King Saul’s army as well as the commander of Abner’s army.
2. Although David was a strong warrior, nevertheless he was depending totally upon God his helper and protector.
3. Based on David’s love to God as well as his good fellowship with Him, he asked God’s directive concerning his plan to go to the land of Judah and of course God had directed him to return to Hebron one of the towns of Judah.
My dear fellow Christians in general, even though we are strong and capable in any filed, let us not depend on that alone far from God because what we have will not always be helpful in all circumstances but God’s presence to our sides is very important because it brings His; power, protection, guidance and blessings to us.