Psalm 55:6-8 (NKJV) 6 So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. 7 Indeed, I would wander far off, And remain in the wilderness. Selah 8 I would hasten my escape From the windy storm and tempest.”
David was advised to hideaway in the mountain, but he would not do it. But now all seems lost. Even his trusted advisor, Ahithophel, has betrayed him. While Judas Iscariot was probably not a trusted advisor of Jesus, you could say that Judas was part of Jesus’ inner circle because Judas was one of Jesus’ disciples. And like how Ahithophel betrayed David, Judas betrayed Jesus. And like how Judas betrayed Jesus, the Antichrist will betray the spiritually blind people of Israel. To take this down to a personal level, many of us have had the bitter experience of being betrayed by a close family member and/or a friend. I have been a pastor for many years now, and I have seen many people come and go and return again and leave again in the church. They are like Ahithophel and Judas Iscariot. And so, I can say by personal experience, when someone in whom you have placed your confidence betrays you, it really saddens your heart. And like David, my first impulse was to fly away from all the trouble and escape from the bitterness that surrounds me. However, like David, I won’t do it. Because there is to much at stake here. The lives that God touches and changes are very important. To carry on the ministry that God has ordained me to do, which is to get the Word out, the message of Salvation, the gospel of Jesus Christ is a very important task. So, I take hold of God’s hand and continue on following His lead with a short memory and a thick skin. These are some very sound words of advice that my pastor gave to me. And so, my friend, I also give to you.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.