Thursday, February 18th, 2010
"A young man I used to be, I have also grown old, and yet I have not seen anyone righteous left entirely, nor his offspring looking for bread." (Psalm 37:25)
When David’s son Absalom organized a rebellion and tried to usurp the throne, David along with some loyal supporters fled to the land of Gilead. (2 Samuel 17:22, 24) Forced to live as fugitives, David and his men soon found themselves in dire need of food and drink as well as rest. Recognizing the plight of David and his men, three courageous men—Shobi, Machir, and Barzillai—brought much needed supplies, including beds, wheat, barley, roasted grain, broad beans, lentils, honey, butter, and sheep. (2 Samuel 17:27-29) When reflecting on what happened in the land of Gilead, David no doubt saw the kindness of those three men as an expression of Jehovah’s loving care. Is it not comforting to know that Jehovah’s hand is never short?—Proverbs. 10:3.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 1:14-16)