每日诗歌: 一生一世 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdKOsrGvmH8)
第二，他赞美神的话。在他的苦难中，大卫在神的应许和信实中找到安慰。 “耶和华啊，你的话安定在天，直到永远”（诗119:89），“因为你的慈爱高及诸天，你的诚实达到穹苍”（诗57:10） 。神应许是他百姓的保障和避难所，神绝不能说谎（来6:18）。有了这样的应许，“人能把我怎么样呢？”（诗56:11）
Psalm 56 [Read]
Psalm 57 [Read]
Psalm 58 [Read]
Acts 28:1-15 [Read]
Gath must have been a special place for King David. The first major victory he achieved was against a giant from Gath (1Sam 17:4); the first place he went when running away from Saul was Gath (1Sam 21:10); the place he stayed for 16 months with his 600 followers hiding from Saul was under the reign of king of Gath (1Sam 27:7); and after the Lord’s wrath broke out against Uzzah, David brought the Ark to the home of a Gittite, Obed-Edom. Even some of the psalms were specifically sung according to Gittith (Ps 8, 81, 84).
Gath was also the place where David wrote Psalm 56. He was under attack (Ps 56:1-2), and the enemies twisted his words (56:5) and were eager to take his life (56:6). Under such circumstances, he came before God crying out for help. “Be mercy to me, O God” (56:1). In the midst of such desperation, two things stood out from the psalm.
First, he trusted God (56:3, 4, 11). The emphasis of the word “trust” is not necessary on an intellectual understanding, but more on a sense of security stemming from a firm hope. We trust a person not based on our analysis of his education, family background, and personality. We trust him because we know this person, and our heart tells us that we will not be disappointed. Trust always brings security and peace.
Second, he praised God’s word. In the midst of his troubles, David found comfort in God’s promises and faithfulness. “Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Ps 119:89), and “For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies” (Ps 57:10). God promised to be the fortress and refuge of his people, and it is impossible for God to lie (Heb 6:18). With such promise, “what can man do to me?” (Ps 56:11).
We all have Gath in our life. When we are in Gath, can we honestly trust God enough to say “I will not be afraid”? Do we have enough faith in the promises of God and be able to sacrifice thanksgiving in Gath? For a disciple of Christ, Gath is the crucible, the Zeraphath (1Ki 17), that meant by God to purify our faith and strengthen our hope in him. Through Gath, we shall learn how to walk in the light of life (56:13).
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