Saturday, April 14, 2012

1 Sam 15:1-17:31 and I Sam 17:32-19:17, Psalm 59, I Sam 19:18-24

The story of David and Goliath has always been a favorite of mine.
As a grow in God's Word it means so much more to me now than ever before.
David was more than just a great warrior, he was a good and faithful servant to God, obeying His every command!
Though David was slight in stature, his faith in the Lord was mightier than any giant! He did not need the conventional weapons or protection other soldiers used, for he had "the armor of God" to keep him safe.
How ironic that David, the person Saul despised and wanted dead was the one person who could calm his "distressing spirit."
 By His saving grace I have been able to conquer many Goliath's in my life! Even though they were not literally 9 foot tall, at the time I faced those trials they sure felt like a Goliath!
God is my salvation against all foes!

Psalm 27

New King James Version (NKJV)

An Exuberant Declaration of Faith

A Psalm of David.

27 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.
11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Thanks be to God!

May your weekend be blessed!

1 comment:

  1. The verse He gave me fits right in with yours! Love it!!!!

    I can always count on you— God, my dependable love.(Psalms 59:17)