1 Chronicles 12

* Those who came to David at Ziklag. (1-22) Those who came to

Hebron. (23-40)

1-22 Here is an account of those who appeared and acted as

David's friends, while he was persecuted. No difficulties or

dangers should keep the sinner from coming to the Savior, nor

drive the believer from the path of duty. Those who break

through, and overcome in these attempts, will find abundant

recompence. From the words of Amasai we may learn how to testify

our affection and allegiance to the Lord Jesus; his we must be

throughly; on his side we must be forward to appear and act. If

we are under the influence of the Spirit, we shall desire to

have our lot among them, and to declare ourselves on their side;

if in faith and love we embrace the cause of Christ, he will

receive, employ, and advance us.
23-40 When the throne of Christ is set up in a soul, there is,

or ought to be, great joy in that soul; and provision is made,

not as here, for a few days, but for the whole life, and for

eternity. Happy are those who wisely perceive it to be their

duty and interest, to submit to the Saviour Jesus Christ, the

Son of David; who renounce for his sake all that is not

consistent; whose earnest endeavours to do good are directed by

the wisdom that God giveth, through acquaintance with his word,

experience, and observation. If any man lack this wisdom, let

him ask it of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and

upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.

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