The first main meeting of the day on Monday was the fantastic Bible Teaching with Pastor David Dando. David preached from 1 Samuel 30:1-11, 16-24 on “Recovering What the Enemy has Stolen”.
In 1 Sam. 30, David was living among the people of Goliath. Yet he didn't spiritually prosper at that time. As far as we can tell, there are no Psalms written during that period. How had he ended up in such a state? We see that in 1 Sam. 27:1. David had gone from asking God to thinking to himself and making his own plans. But unbelief and mistrust always bring their consequences. David was looking at God through the mists of his circumstances, rather than looking at his circumstances throughout the radiance of God. The spear in the hand of Saul was clearer to him than the oil in the hand of Samuel.
But the turning point comes in 1 Sam. 30:6 -”David strengthened himself in the Lord”. We don't know the reality of God's strength until we come to the end of ours.
How did David strengthen himself in the Lord?