“And the king took an oath and said, ‘As the L-RD lives, who has redeemed my life from every distress…’”
”…Who has redeemed my life from every distress” David had gone through some distressing times in his life to say the least, and yet while laying on his death bed he reminds us that G-D is faithful and that He had redeemed David from all of life’s distresses.
Not just some of his problems, but David says from “EVERY” distress. “I sought the L-RD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
Just a thought… In my life; in your life, is there any more distress than what was in David’s? Are we facings those who want to kill us, or are there those who want to take our positions; are you facing giants today? Then pick up your five small stones of faith and say like David:
“You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the L-RD of hosts, the G-D of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the L-RD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a G-D in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the L-RD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’S, and He will give you into our hands.” Now send those five smooth stones hurling at your Goliath. And at the end of our lives, may we too say like King David, “The L-RD lives who has redeemed my life from every distress”