"Call and Cry..."

March 4, 2010

“Call and Cry…”

Blessings Folk!!

Be certain that you have read yesterday’s post.
We saw that David declared that the Lord is his/our…

  • Rock
  • Fortress
  • Deliverer
  • Shield
  • Horn of Salvation
  • High Tower
  • Refuge
  • Savior

David declared elements of Who the Lord is.

Read the following and note…

  • What David did?
  • How he did it?
  • To Whom?
  • David’s circumstance
  • The response?

2 Sam 22:4-7
4 I will call on the Lord , who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
5 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;
6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;
7 In my distress I called upon the Lord , and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

  • What David did?
David called upon the Lord.
David cried out to the Lord.

  • How he did it?
David called with his voice.
David cried out with his voice

  • To Whom?
David called/cried out to the Lord
The Lord Who is worthy to be praised.

  • David’s circumstance
Apparently extreme
Waves of death compassed him
Floods of ungodly men made him afraid
Sorrows of hell compasses about him
Snares of death confronted him

Give heed to the intensity of the imagery.
Have you ever felt that way?
Waves of death
Floods of ungodly men instilling fear
Sorrows of hell
Snares of death

  • The response?
First, David’s response was to call upon the Lord in the midst of the distress.
He cried out to the Lord
David trusted to be saved from his enemies by the hand of God.
He realized the the Lord is the source of salvation. Oh that we might realize this.

Next, God heard.
From the midst of His Presence the Lord heard the cry of distress from David.
The cry came into His ears.

We will see later the response of the Lord.

For today, call upon the Lord.
Regardless of situation or circumstance, call upon the Lord.
Trust in the Lord alone.
He is worthy of praise. Praise Him...even now.

He hears.
He will give heed.
He will respond.

Be certain to pray for those on the Prayer List