The man who contents himself with the generality of a Gospel for the world, and who can say no more than that Jesus Christ died for all, has yet to learn the most intimate sweetness, and the most quickening and transforming power, of that Gospel, and he only learns it when he says, “Who loved me, and gave himself for me.”. God in Christ is an ocean that never dries, never lessens, never abates. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". He calls for the ephod, enquires of the Lord, obtains a favourable response, pursues the Amalekites, rescues the captives, inflicts a crushing blow upon the captors. Does he not, Himself say, “Let him lay hold on My strength?” I remember old Master Quarles has a strange picture of one trying to strike another with a flail, and how does the other escape? 1 Thessaloniciens 2 Thessaloniciens 1 Timothée 2 Timothée Tite. The man who contents himself with the generality of a Gospel for the world, and who can say no more than that Jesus Christ died for all, has yet to learn the most intimate sweetness, and the most quickening and transforming power, of that Gospel, and he only learns it when he says, ‘Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.’, So do not let us be content with saying, ‘the God of Israel,’ and its many thousands, or ‘the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob,’ who filled the past with His lustre, but let us bring the general good into our own houses, as men might draw the waters of Niagara into their homes through pipes, and let us cry: ‘My Lord and my God!’ ‘David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.’. Yes, for they will pour into his lungs; and yet his brother will be none the poorer. 1 Samuel 30:6 Now David was greatly distressed ... but David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6. What does this verse really mean? He could either, as a great many of us do, stand there and look, and look, and look, and see nothing but his disasters, or he could look past them; and see beyond them God. The language of its triumph then is the meek, “Thy will be done.” But faith is active, lively. 6. He had long been a wandering outlaw, and had finally been driven, by Saul’s persistent hostility, to take refuge in the Philistines’ country. Are not these then grounds of encouragement to us as well as to David?]. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-samuel-30.html. 1 Samuel 30:6 Context. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-samuel-30.html. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 Samuel 30:6 â Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "DAVID ENCOURAGED HIMSELF IN THE LORD" Intro. 3. So it was not in vain that he had ‘strengthened himself in the Lord his God.’ Our ‘light affliction which is but for a moment’ leads on to a manifestation of the true power of God our Friend, and to the breaking of the day. This leads us to remark upon the sufficiency of David’s faith. This was experienced by the Church of old [Note: Habakkuk 3:17-18. Get rid of a professional faith, and trust in the Lord at all times, about everything. IN seasons of prosperity the superior happiness of a Christian is not visible to all, but in adverse circumstances he has a manifest advantage over others. It was in this view that he was enabled to call God IIIS God; and the thought of this relation to God added ten-fold confidence to his soul.]. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God — Who had never failed him in his greatest distresses; and in whom he still had confidence. The first step towards real comfort in real sorrow is to feel it must come from God, and the next is to raise up our minds to God; to get them above the things which are distressing us. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. New York. Perubahan dalam kehidupan Ajaran: 1 Samuel (Pendahuluan Kitab) Tujuan Supaya anggota jemaat, dengan mengetahui isi kitab I Samuel, â¦ 2. give me grace, that whatever leanness or barrenness there may be in me, I may, like David, encourage myself in the Lord my God. And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but â¦ ‘But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.’. 1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. David was greatly distressed — He had reason, not only on his own personal account (1 Samuel 30:5), but on account of the vehement outcry and insurrectionary threats against him for having left the place so defenseless that the families of his men fell an unresisting prey to the enemy. It was a very discouraging day for David, for when he returned from the battlefield with his men, they discovered that in their absence the city had been sacked by a group of terrorists, their families were missing, and the city had been looted and burned. The grand assurance which this man gripped fast. It is the very thing to do. If we never think, or think languidly and rarely, about what God has revealed to us, by the word and life and death and intercession of Jesus Christ, concerning Himself, His heart of love towards us, and His relations to us, then we shall not have, either in the time of disaster or of joy, the blessed sense that He is indeed ours. Has He not ordained me to be king in Israel? The ungodly, when the cisterns from whence they draw their water are broken or emptied, have no comfort left: but when every stream is dried up, the godly have still access to the Fountain itself. 1 Samuel 30:6 | NIV | Other Versions | Context. You never know the good of the breakwater until the storm is rolling the waves against its outer side. The efficacy of this is eternally and everlastingly the same. ].”], [We must expect to meet with many difficulties and troubles: nor can we find any grounds of encouragement in ourselves, but in God there is all that we can either need or desire. The Lord his God was the sufficient portion for this man when he stood a homeless pauper. Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, "but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.