FRIDAY 7 October, 2016
The Lord’s Delight
He [God] delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me;
For they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lordwas my support. He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me. - >2 Samuel 22:18-20
David was very concerned as he wrote about what had happened in his life. David’s enemies were strong, they hated him and it seemed as if his enemies had the upper hand. When David’s enemies saw he was susceptible to attack they threatened him––surely he would perish.
But notice David’s perspective––his eyes were on the Lord. David brought attention to the One who delivered him in His praise song. God had given him the divine support he needed throughout the different challenges he faced. Why did God deliver David? He delighted in him––amazing!
Who is your enemy today? When I think of our enemy of course Satan comes to mind. But we also have people that hate us and Satan will use them to oppose us in every way. When we are walking and loving God with all our heart, the Lord is with us––fighting our battles. God will deliver you and become your greatest support.
The Trinity together created the world and those who inhabit the earth (Genesis 1:1, 26). We are but dust: For He [God]knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust (Psalm 103:14). So we could ask with the Psalmist: What is man that You [God] are mindful of him? (Psalm 8:4); but Psalm 16:3 reveals how the Lord sees us: “As for the saints [believers in Christ] who are on the earth, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” Can you believe that?
Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him, rejoicing in His inhabited world, and my delight was with the sons of men.
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