In 1 Samuel 21:10 – 15, David is in the midst of a dire circumstance. He has Saul trying to kill him and he has chosen to flee to the Philistines, who are not his best friends, he had earlier killed their champion remember. His life is in danger – from two different directions. One could argue that one of the dangers was caused at least partially by a bad choice, seeking refuge with his enemies.
His response is recorded for us in Psalm 56:3 – 4, note the sequence:
- When I am afraid
- I put my trust in You
- In God, whose word I praise
- In God I have put my trust
- I shall not be afraid.
Note that he repeats this sequence in verses 9 – 12 but adds two phrases. I want to explore this with you further, but first I would like to hear what you see as the keys here. I will share my thoughts on this tomorrow.