“All Your commandments are faithful; they have persecuted me with a lie; help me” [Psalm 119.86 NASB]
Over the course of our chequered lives, within which we have repeatedly faced countless trials and much tribulation, and, without exception, we have all proven that God's word and character can be depended on. This is a valuable and a costly lesson to learn.
However, God does not always take all His children down the same path with the same lessons to be learned at the end of it. For example, evil men pursued David even though he was innocent.
Who were they and why did they do it? They were probably people who were bribed and coerced either by money or position to fulfil this task, and this they diligently did day and night.
Has this or something similar ever happened to you? The Lord, our example, was the object of His enemy's lies and unfounded accusations, which were manufactured in hell by Satan and channelled and directed through many available messengers. Have you also been wrongly accused? When you looked to your friends for help, comfort and a sense of acquittal, what actually happened?
What then do you do? In John 17.17 the Lord said, "Your word is truth." What does this mean to us? It means that we can always depend on God's infallible word; and when we are constantly harassed, and relief and reprieve seem more far away with each passing day, and man's help seems even further away - look to Your source of succour and comfort.
He brought through both David and Jesus Christ - his descendant according to the flesh [Matt. 1:1-25] - and He will do the same for us. [David McArdle]