Pray today for…
- Berta, medical procedure
- Lynn, recovering from surgery, infection
We are drawing to the end of our brief examination of David’s song of praise found in 2 Samuel 22/Psalm 18.
Yesterday we saw that David thanked the Lord for victory over enemies.
Read this verse.
Who is the “thorn in David’s flesh”?
44 Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
The Lord had delivered David from his enemies.
The Lord had also delivered David from the “strivings of my people.”
David was attacked from without by the enemy.
David dealt with strivings from within from his own people.
So it is with us.
Often the greatest source of stress, distraction, etc. comes from our “own people.”
This should not be, especially within the Body of Christ.
Believers are told to love, be forbearing, encourage, exhort.
David then tells us that the Lord has exalted him as head over heathen people.
People who he “knew not” served him.
45 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.
46 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.
47 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
48 It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me.
49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
This is what we must know.
It is God that avengeth us.
It is God that brings us forth from our enemies.
It is God that delivers us from the violent.
Throughout this song David proclaims that all that has occurred is by the hand of God.
Let us live in like manner.