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CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SERVICE: SATURDAYS  AT 6:30PM. AFTER THE SERVICE JOIN US AT THE BLUE CHURCH COFFEE HOUSE FOR SOME SNACKS AND FELLOWSHIP...Upcomig Sermon: John 6:22-40 "Following Jesus for the Wrong Reason"

 

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Word for Today 
 

THURSDAY 26 February 2015

God is in Control

As soon as the lad had gone, David arose from a place toward the south, fell on his face to the ground, and bowed down three times. And they kissed one another; and they wept together, but David more so.

1 Samuel 20:41

As soon as they were alone, David came out of hiding to say good-bye to Jonathan. He did not want to put Jonathan in danger by being seen with him, so he waited for the young man to leave.

You see the great love and respect they had for one another. Jonathan put himself in danger just warning David, and David understood the risk. Saul was not a stable man. If he could turn on David, he could turn on his own son.

David and Jonathan had become friends right from the beginning. When they met, they knew they would be friends. They had stood by each other and faced the enemy together. Now, they must say good-bye, and they both knew it could be the last time they see each other. They were both very sad, but especially David. He was not only leaving his good friend but he would be an outcast. He was in danger as long as he remained in Israel.

When we really look at the great loss for David, we understand why he wept. He was leaving everything behind, and he was an innocent man. Understand—David did not try to defend himself. He trusted in the Lord. We may not always understand what God is doing in our lives, but we can trust He is in control and knows what He is doing.

The whole world is ordered and arranged to match
and meet the needs of the people of God.
~J. A. Motyer~