Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It Is God!

 46The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
 47It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
 48He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
 49Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
 50Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore. 

It Is God!

The battle was done, the people were subdued, and David was avenged. Did David march around the city proclaiming his greatness among the people? No! David looked to the heavens and said, "It is God! It is God who delivered me, it is God who subdued my enemies, and it is God, alone, who is exalted."

The amazing thing to note in the words of David, is that in all things, whether small or great, the praise and honor always went to God, alone. What a lesson for us. We are so prone to seeking honor and glory for ourselves that we forget to whom all honor and glory truly belongs.

Was David unique? Is it really possible for us to actually believe that God, who rules infinity actually looks down upon earth and cares about each of us? Yes, God delivered David, but David was the king. What if we are just an ordinary person, like the millions of other ordinary people who live in our world today? Does God really care about all of the sorry details of our lives?

Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

Though we may not actually be a direct physical descendant of David, as a child of God, we are definitely David's spiritual descendant. Just as God delivered and showed mercy to David, so does God deliver and show mercy to David's seed for evermore! 

As we go about the duties of this day, let us stop and take a moment to praise God for His working and moving in all of the details of our lives. As we ponder the many honors and blessings that He has poured out upon us, let us remember that it is not us, but rather, it is God, alone, who deserves all of the honor, and the glory, and the praise.

This, dear Christian, is the God we serve!

God Bless You,
Linda

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