The God Who Provides

Text: I Samuel 23
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: November 30, 2008

Some of us know what it is to be betrayed by someone we loved – perhaps by a family member, or a boss, or a friend.

In I Samuel 23, David is betrayed twice by people whom he had helped as they sought to hand him over to king Saul who was seeking to kill him. In the midst of these troubles, God helps David by providing guidance, encouragement and a providential deliverance.

As we have seen many times in I Samuel, the experiences of David foreshadow the life of Christ and our own experience. Jesus was betrayed by those to whom He had shown great love. As His followers, we also are mistreated for His sake.

Like David and Jesus, we can look to God to provide guidance, encouragement, and providential deliverance.


Posted on November 30th, 2008 | Permalink