What to Do When Life Goes Flat by Robert Walker

What to Do When Life Goes Flat
Robert Walker
Psalm 4

"Interesting Statistics about Safety" --
"Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20 percent of all fatal accidents. Do not stay home because 17 percent of all accidents occur in the home.
Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14 percent of all accidents occur to pedestrians. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water, because 16 percent of all accidents involve these forms of transportation.
"You will be pleased to learn that only .001 percent of all accidents occur in worship services at church, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders.
Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is at church. Bible study is safe, too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less.
"For safety's sake, attend church and read your Bible!
I especially like the part in today's Scripture: "You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." HE is the One who has given us the Bible, the Word of God.
We find SAFETY in His Word and also safety when and where He leads us, because His Spirit makes it so; even though, outwardly, our circumstances may still be difficult. Like David we find our resources in the Lord. And if we have the Lord we have everything.

Today we are giving study to Psalm 4 that was written by David. The background of the psalm is the betrayal by his own son, Absalom.

To truly understand the betrayal, though, we have to look further back into David's life. David's problems began when he took to himself the wife of Uriah the Hittite. This act of adultery led to an even more despicable act on David's part.

Instead of protecting and looking out for the interests of loyal Uriah, he chose to take Uriah's life to cover up his own sin. David's adultery led to murder.

From this point onward, David had to live with the consequences of his sin. Many years later, one of David's sons, Amnon, became a bit ...


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