Certain Knowledge


     Because of our finite nature, every human has some things he knows and some things he does not know.  When facing the vicious desires and evil intentions of the wicked as David did in Psalm 140, he found great comfort in what knowledge he had that he was certain of.  This knowledge gave him peace as he weathered the powerful storm of persecution that had burst in his life.

     “I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted and justice for the poor.  Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence” (vv. 12-13).

     Read his words again slowly, thoughtfully, carefully, repeatedly.  Breathe in the calm he felt as the torrential rain of opposition descended, and the floods of slander and evil speaking arose, and the winds of persecution blew and beat on David and his life.

     He did not live in a bubble.

     Like you and me, he lived in a battle between good and evil.

     And he lived with certainty in the midst of it.


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