David the son to Jesse went through a lot of hard experiences because he seemed to have been more popular than King Saul. This is the reason why King Saul wanted to kill him. Due to all that, David ended up on the run with a group of men with their families for a very long time. That is how he ended up in one of the cities of the Philistines called Ziklag. David and his men were able to move in and out of the city leaving their families there without any problems until something terrible happened.
In 1 Samuel 30:1-2 the Bible says, “And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire; And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way” (KJV). When David got back into Ziklag, the city was on fire and he had lost his whole family because they were taken captive by the Amalekites. This was a very painful experience not only for David, but for all those who were with him. It was a bad day.
Life experiences have a way of giving us insight into reality. Experience itself holds a secret that nothing else can offer. The Lord Jesus revealed this to the apostles when he took the basin of water and washed their feet. In John 13:6-7 the Bible says, “Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter” (KJV). The washing of feet gave the apostles a unique experience that helped them understand the truth about servanthood. This is the reason why your unique experience can unlocks your understanding of truth.
Life is not just about arbitrary loses and gains that can not be explained and without purpose. When sin entered the world death also entered the world. Since that time man has had to experience loses. However, in Christ what we gain can never be taken away from us. This is what the Lord Jesus told Martha when she was busy in the kitchen and Mary her sister was learning at the feet of Jesus. In Luke 10:42 Jesus says, “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her” (KJV). When you choose God through Jesus, what you gain has no end and can never be taken away from you. Now, if what you have in Christ has no end, it means you are an eternal being.
Are you ready to spend eternity with Jesus?