He delivers me from my enemies; Surely Thou dost lift me above those who rise up against me; Thou dost rescue me from the violent man. - Psalm 18:48
Two days ago we read how God delivered David from his “strong enemy” and from those who “hated” him “for they were too mighty for” him. May I suggest that apart from Christ, our enemy is too mighty for us as well? We are no match for the dark forces of this world or even the nature of our own flesh. We are helplessly in need of a Savior.
We need a Deliverer. In Zephaniah 3:17 our God is pictured as a “victorious warrior” who saves . . . “He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy”! He delights in being our Deliverer. Let the truths of these next verses penetrate your doubts and turn them into praise and victorious living.
“He rescued me, because He delighted in me” (Psalm 18:19)—how encouraging and comforting is that? And yet God says so much more through Paul in Romans: “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? . . . Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies. Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril or sword? . . . But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:31,33-35, 37-39).
What a great God we serve! Take refuge in Him today.
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