David was boasting in the Lord, because really you need to have something to boast in. But for David who came from nowhere to become the ruler of Israel, rescued in various circumstances from enemies; starting with powerful king Saul to the various kings that came against him during his reign as king, he was well aware of his own inadequacies, concluding that God was his strength, song and salvation.
Definitely God was his strength, he claims it was God who made him a fighting machine (Psalm 18:32-34). God was his trainer. Likewise God wants to be your strength, your trainer, to sharpen you into a fighting machine in his hand. You as his child, are an arrow in his quiver (Psalm 127:4-5). Ready to be shot into your world for impact for his kingdom. If you feel you are so far away from the height of God for you, think about the difference between David the Shepard boy and David as king over millions, over the twelve tribes of Israel. When you see that then you begin to understand why David said the Lord is his strength, leading his to victory in all ways.
God was his song; and he was a gifted musician. Every artist has her source of inspiration, and that a strong component of your subconscious, stimulating your creativity. The awareness of God was so ingrained in him that God can effectively be his song. That was why he wrote songs that are eternally relevant because he sang them form the eternal standpoint, deriving his inspiration from the endless dimensions of God.
Not only was God his trainer and strength, his inspiration, he was also his salvation. He was saying the Lord was his help in every tight corner. He was talking from experience saying, “You have thrust hard at me so that I might fall; but Jehovah helped me” (vs13). There are people we mean to cause you harm, but God wants to stand as your help to cushion the effect. Some relationships that you were involved in may be very abusive so that people think it was inevitable that you will become a messed up person, but the Lord on your side and the impact was greatly mitigated. They put you in the fiery furnace like the three Hebrew men in the book of Daniel, but when you come out, it would be as if nothing of sort ever happened (Daniel 3:27). God was their help. The same God stands as your help.
Prophecy: I am your help in times of need, your backbone, for you to stand tall, your inspiration in all situations.
Question: Is there anything too difficult for God to God?
Prayer activity: I give you praise Lord for being my strength, my son and my salvation.
Tomorrow’s topic: A man called the Branch.
- I Am a “Kept” Woman (charis30.wordpress.com)
- Psalm 98 (shareaverse.wordpress.com)
- Thought for the evening of Sat June 16, 2012 (Devotional) (williamsroadbaptistchurch.wordpress.com)
- The Song of David – A prelude to the 18th Psalm! (thebiblehistorybooks.wordpress.com)