SOAP for today!
1 Samuel 28:20 – 2 Samuel 12:10
Scripture: David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God. ~ 1 Samuel 30:6
Observation: While David and his army were off in battle, their enemies the Amalekites came into their current hometown, burned it and took all the men’s wives, children and possessions. Everyone was so distressed that they wanted to take their aggression out on their leader – David. (Everything does turn out well for the Israelites – they go to battle and everything the Amalekites stole and everyone they took captive is returned unharmed – quite a miracle.)
Application: I can’t imagine how stressful it would be to have “coworkers” talking about taking my life. I hope I never experience that. But, if David could get strength from God to face that trial, I can find strength in God to help me through all the tough situations in my life.
Prayer: Lord, let us all find our strength in you. I pray that we will seek you for help and not look for strength from other people or things.