One evening a beloved brother was reading the scriptures to begin the worship service. I wasn’t able to turn immediately to the place in the scriptures he announced because I had grabbed my sermon notes to quickly look over, but I listened closely to what he was saying.
As he was reading he came to a portion of a verse when he said, “… calamites ….”
“Calamites?”, I said to myself. Now I can’t always quote the seven nations of Deuteronomy 7:1 verbatim but of those seven “ites” the nation of the “Calamites” just didn’t ring a bell.
I laid my notes down and grabbed my Bible, turned to the scripture reference so I could read about these “Calamites” myself. And so it was, I indeed had found these mysterious enemies of God’s people … “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by.” (Psalm 57:1 NKJV)
May God keep us safe when the “Calamites” and the calamities of life come our way.
“A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22 NKJV)