Lately I feel like I’m surrounded by devotional books, commentaries, Christian music, and handout sheets. These things are huge blessings and can be incredible in our study of God and our journey of learning more about who he is. However, sometimes I let them take the place of Scripture, and that’s where the problems come in. Nothing can take the place of the very words of God. So today, I wanted to share some verses with you from 2 Samuel 22. The whole chapter is amazing; it’s a song of praise David sings to God. Here are a few verses. Let these soak in as you go through your Wednesday.
3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation….
he drew me out of deep waters.
18 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
19 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.
20 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me….
the Lord turns my darkness into light.
30 With your help I can advance against a troop[g];
with my God I can scale a wall.
31 “As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.
32 For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
33 It is God who arms me with strength[h]
and keeps my way secure.
34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he causes me to stand on the heights.…
…“The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!”
(courtesy of https://www.biblegateway.com)
This is the King we serve, the Savior who rescued us, and the Lord of all that is. Let’s sing our own song of praise to him today.
Extra Bonus Challenge: If you’ve got a few extra minutes, read the whole chapter of 2 Samuel 22, and then flip on over to Zephaniah 3:17. They’re pretty spiffy.