In God We Trust

I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his children begging for bread. Psalm 37:25 WEB

David had the experience of a full life behind him when he wrote this verse. He had once been young and now he was old. He had been anointed by Samuel as a young boy and went on to kill lions, bears, and giants. He became an experienced shepherd, an accomplished musician, and an excellent soldier.

David was victorious at every turn, but then his father-in-law, the king Saul, became so jealous of him that he tried to kill David. For years David had to run from Saul and hide in caves, live with Philistines, or wherever he could find safety. Those who were outcast from society and in trouble began to gather around him and soon became an army of mighty men. David made friends in low places. Saul was eventually killed during a battle with the philistines and David became the king of Israel when he was thirty. He was a king for the next forty years.

David had began his life as a poor shepherd boy, the least in his family, but when he passed away, he left his son Solomon 3,000 talents of gold, and 7,000 talents of silver from his personal treasury to help build the new temple. One talent of gold weighed about 75 pounds, and in 2019 each gold talent would be worth over 1.4 million US dollars. So David left Solomon billions from his personal bank account to help build the temple.

God took care of David all the way through and he ended well. Then after all of that experience, David wrote that not once did he ever see the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread. Not once. Though at times things looked bad, there would always be enough to eat when it became needed.

If you serve God, He will take care of you. The things that you suffer will be for your own development. Every child needs discipline and we are no different, but God will provide for His people. So many times in my life, tomorrow looked terrifying, but when it arrived, so did an unexpected blessing that countered the bad. I have put my trust in God. What can man do to me?

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for remembering me today and I choose to put my trust in You. Please lead me into all that You have for me and teach me what I need to know. Fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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