sermonette: Discouragement and Trumpets
God Doesn't Lose Track of Us
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 23-Sep-06; 25 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, in this offertory message for the Feast of Trumpets, cautions us that even though members of God's church might get depressed or feel lost in the shuffle, the Christian life is not always easy. While there may be reasons to become depressed, there is no reason to stay depressed, realizing that God is with us the whole way. In Deuteronomy 8:2 we read that our forebears were tested in order to humble and test them so that God would know what was in their hearts. The episode in 1 Samuel 30 regarding the capture and release of part of David's family reveals the scope of God's involvement in David's and in our lives despite seemingly disastrous circumstances. Our offerings should reveal our faith in God's involvement.