Good News For Cave-dwellers by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Print #60, CT #107199

"GOOD NEWS FOR CAVE-DWELLERS"
I Samuel 22, 23

As we continue in this series on the life of David, we see that
God is making a man after His own heart. God is in the business of
making men and women after His own heart--the Davids, the Bobs, Jims,
Betsys and Sues--God is turning us into people of His own heart. That
is the Divine process, and it takes time.
We see David going through every conceivable challenge and obstacle
that you could imagine. As we pursue his life we're going to see
a lot of mountains and valleys in his experience, and may God instruct
us in The Way as we study it. Look at the Word of God:
(I Samuel 22:1-2) "So David departed from
there and escaped to the cave of Adullam;
and when his brothers and all his father's
household heard of it, they went down there
to him.
And everyone who was in distress, and every-
one who was in debt, and everyone who was
discontented, gathered to him; and he became
captain over them. Now there were about
four hundred men with him."
Tou recall that David was taking a walk around "C-Ioudy Lane."
He had lost about everything that he had leaned on for support and
help. All the crutches were removed, all the leaning posts were taken
away, and David found himself walking down "Cloudy Lane" in a terrible
gloom of despair. But this isn't the end. We find that he goes from
Cloudy Lane to a cave.... the Cave of Adullam.
I don't know if you've ever been in a cave. It's not exactly
a place where you'd like to live. You might want to explore one,
or visit one, if you're adventuresome, but it's certainly not a place
you would want to dwell in. But here is David, God's chosen anointed,
finding himself in a cold, damp, dark cave; utterly in distress, terri-
bly forsaken and feeling that all is lost, for everything that he'd
once leaned on is now gone.
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You know, there are spiritual and emotional caves, as ...


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