And Everyone Gathered to Him

People attract people and God has designed it that way.  We see this in the story of King David before he became the King of Israel.  For around 13 years David lived his life on the run as he was being chased down by King Saul.  David experienced one escape after the other and went to hide in the cave of Adullam which was only a little ways from Bethlehem.  While there literally hundreds of people came to where David was including his own family, but why?


“David therefore departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. So when his brothers and all his father’s house heard [it,] they went down there to him. 2 And everyone [who was] in distress, everyone who [was] in debt, and everyone [who was] discontented gathered to him. So he became captain over them. And there were about four hundred men with him.“ I Samuel 22:1-2

Please notice who it was that gathered to David, it wasn’t those who were prospering where they were and it wasn’t those who were comfortable where they were and it wasn’t those living in the fullness of freedom as a gift from God.  Those who gathered to David were miserable where they were and the life they were living.  Don’t you know there are still people like that today, just oppressed, miserable, joyless and completely stressed out, and looking for a way out?  David lead the way out for those 400 men and families to experience a better life even though it must have been a scary step of faith for them.  If you have been delivered from the power and oppression of Satan and the power of sin, God will use you to lead others out of their misery of life to faith, freedom and eternal salvation.  It’s usually miserable people who take great steps of faith and experience the abundance of life offered only by God.

Have you ever taken a step of faith that resulted in freedom and joy and peace?  That’s what God has for those who by faith, take Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.  If you haven’t taken Christ as your Savior, tell God today that’s what you want.  Do it quickly and verbally, and sincerely and take Christ to the point that He becomes everything to you.  You will never regret gathering to Christ in faith and giving up everything for Him.

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