The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 25 June 2019 – God’s Way Is Perfect
TOPIC: God’s Way Is Perfect
READ: Psalms 18:25-50 King James Version (KJV)
25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
33 He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
In today’s text, David continues his testimony of God’s faithfulness to him (started in Psalm 18:1-24).
He begins with singing God’s praise for being a just and merciful God, and for care and help in all his ordeals. In verse 29 he says: For by you I have run against a troop and have leaped over a wall, indicative of his victory over the stronghold of the Jebusites at Jerusalem (2 Samuel 5:6-10). In verses 34 and 45, he recounts his military successes for which he gives all the credit and glory to God. In verses 39-40, he rejoices in God for equipping him with the strength for battle and for making his enemies turn their back to him in surrender. However in verse 47, he acknowledges that it is God who avenges for him, subduing his enemies under him.
Because of this, David writes in verse 49, “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the nation and sing praise to your Name’. He concludes his testimony in this glowing praise, “Great deliverance He gives to His King and shows His mercies to His anointed, David and his descendants forever more” (verse 50). Do you have testimony of God’s mercies to you, your family or in your business? Go ahead and share same today so that someone can be inspired.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus I thank You for Your deeds in my life. Let me never cease to sing of Your mercies all the days of my life.