David’s wisdom came from one source. For us, the source is the same —The Lord God is the source of all Wisdom — and there can be no other way.
David called on the Lord in the morning… in the evening when retiring…. and all day long as he sought God’s Spirit for guidance and peace. David was obedient to God’s Spirit—that is the BIG “how do we keep it” once we receive it. Read from 1 Samuel 18: 14-15: “And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him. Therefore, when Saul saw that he behaved very wisely, he was afraid of him. And all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.”
God did take notice and God was with him. Saul also noticed how David behaved very wisely and he became all the more fearful of him. All of Israel and Judah followed David now. David’s life was in more danger as Saul’s “fear” increased more and more. Being a greater threat to Saul now, Saul decided he would have to find a way to end his life. His plan was to give him over in marriage to one of his daughters and make him chief over his army… hoping that being at war with the Philistines would put an end to his life. He married Mi’chal, continued going to war with the Philistines, and was successful in all he put his hand to—and Saul now became David’s enemy continually.
Truth for today: We have God to go to, from whom we may ask and expect answers to our problems. He will work deliverance for his oppressed people. God is faithful, even when we are not… His Word is faithful. God’s Word can be compared to silver refined to the highest degree. As long as we are in the world, there will be the proud and wicked. But we are to put ourselves into the hands of Christ our Savior There we have safety. For nothing can pluck us from his Hand—if we being built on Him, our Rock, we are safe.
1 Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases!
For the faithful are disappearing from among the sons of men.
2 They speak idly everyone with his neighbor, with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things.
4 Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail—
Our lips are our own, who is lord over us?”
5 “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,” says the Lord;
“I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
6 The words of the Lord are pure words—
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.
8 The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.