April 14, 2018

I AM PERSUADED THAT HE IS ABLE:

TO BE MY SONG (part 3)

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:

Just listen to a few more lyrics to this wonderful song. Are you writing your song yet?

“19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.”

This means that God is able to be our “SUPPORT”. That is what the Hebrew definition of this word for “stay” means. It means support. It carries the idea that God is a constant, consistent support through whatever we go through. David said here that everyone turned their back on David, but God did not. In fact, David describes this experience as the worst day he had ever had to this point. He called it the day of his “calamity”. It is days like that when you really are thankful for someone that sticks by you when everyone else has left. That, my friend, is what God does.

“   21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness:“

This means that God always “SEES”. David had tried to do right in this situation and he felt that he had been made to look like the bad guy. That happens in life sometimes. We are misrepresented, lied about, talked about, and victimized.  But David says that God saw what really happened. God knew the truth. God had kept the record, and rewarded David for doing right. That is what God will do for us to by the way. Keep yourself right, even if you are treated wrong. God will reward you for that.

“ 29 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.”

This means that God is able to “SHINE”. God lights the way. God brightens our path enough for us to see where we are, and where we are headed. You cannot see the obstacles without the light. This world is full of darkness, and our flesh is drawn to the darkness. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, God provides light in our life as we live for Him. The closer to Him we get, the brighter the light shines. David found himself in some dark places, and so will you and I. We need a lamp. We need a light. We need a God.