HELPING THE HURTING
FROM THE HEART OF OUR PASTOR
1 Samuel 30:1-20
Key verse: "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."
We all have them... No matter how hard you try to do right there's always someone with a critical spirit that will have something negative to say about what you do. For a biblical example consider Job; by God's own testimony Job was "perfect and upright" yet when his so called, "friends" show up, (which Job later refers to as miserable comforters) they have nothing but criticism for the suffering servant of God. David is faced with the some of the same issues in the text when he and his men return from the land of the Philistines and find that the Amalekites had taken captive their wives and children and burned everything with fire and the men that were with David spoke of stoning him. Let's walk through this chapter and see some truths about how to handle these issues.