April 13, 2018

I AM PERSUADED THAT HE IS ABLE:

TO BE MY SONG (part2)

II SAMUEL 22:1 And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:

Let us continue with the lyrics to David’s song in chapter twenty-two.

“ 3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield,”

God is able to be our “SHIELD”. The enemy will throw a lot of things at us. David had spears thrown at him, arrows shot at him, and swords swung at him. David knew how important a shield is. Without it, everything that comes at you will injure you. I have met people like that. It seems anything that is said about, or happens to them, seems to always cause injury. I have also met some very strong, resilient Christians, who seem to take everything that is hurled at them, and never seem affected. Their attitude seems sweet, their spirit seems sweet, and their spiritual skin seems thick. What is the difference? I will tell you what it is, a good shield.

“ 3 ……..my high tower,”

This means that God is able to be our “SIGHT”. Because I grew up on the road in evangelism with my parents, I am not really from anywhere. However, the only place my parents ever owned a home when I was growing up, was in Florida. Where we lived in central Florida, there is a lot of forest area. Florida is a very flat state, so they build these very high fire towers in the forest. From these towers, park rangers can see miles of trees. That way if a fire begins in the dense forest, they can see it before it spreads too quickly. That is what God is in our life. He sees when problems are arising. You and I might not notice if God, our “Hightower”, didn’t warn us. That is why we need to stay close to the Lord, so we can hear His warnings. He sees further than we do.

“ 3 ….and my refuge”

This means that God is able to be our “SANCTUARY”. Sometimes we need to get away, and get to somewhere safe and serene. This Hebrew word for refuge literally means “escape”. We need a place to recharge, refocus, and renew. We need to get our mind straight, and our heart right. Some people find this at a beach, some find it in the mountains, and some find it at a Krispy Kreme. To each their own. There does, however, come times in life when a beach, a mountain, or a donut won’t fix what you need.

* Psalm 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.