Wednesday, December 5, 2018

When Danger Lurks...

"Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet." -- Psalm 140:4
911. We all know the number and have trained our children and yes, even our dogs to dial that number in the case of danger. Communities have written extensive contracts with law enforcement agencies for quick response to emergency calls. Many new phones are automatically set on speed dial for 911. We know what to do when danger lurks.
There was no 911 in David's time. There were no pay phones or cell phones and no law enforcement agencies. David learned to call on the Lord for protection early in life. He knew where to go when he needed to be guarded and preserved from violent men. Yes, he knew how to use the sling quite well and he grew to be a very skilled soldier, but he always sought the Lord for protection. David knew what to do when danger lurked.
What do you depend on in the face of danger my friend? Do you have a dog, an alarm system or your trusty cell phone on your hip? While all this is a good preparation, how quickly do you call on the Lord when trouble comes? Consider David's 911, "Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!." - Psalm 9:11. The Lord is on his throne and he guards his people, preserving them from violent men. Remember what to do when danger lurks.

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