What is YOUR song?
What is YOUR song?
The book of 2 Samuel is filled with remarkable events. Some of those events are flattering to God’s people and some are not. God obviously thought it appropriate to let us know about the good AND the bad in His own people. We see that King David had struggles with right and wrong even after his repentance and confession of sin with Bathsheba. One point to observe from this is that sin will always be there to lure us away from reverence and obedience to God in the same way that David had enemies who were constantly out to get him. It seems when one foreign enemy was conquered then there would arise a rebel within his own people to try and overthrow him. When this threat was dealt with, then there came another foreign enemy after him again. These foreign enemies were often the giants of the land and even the relatives of Goliath who were out for vengeance and revenge.
As King David ages and becomes physically weaker it seems that his faith in God increased. He always had given God credit for victory and success but now maybe he comes to understand in a much clearer way that God is the ONLY source of REAL strength. Nowhere is this expressed more clearly than in the words of David in the song he wrote himself recorded in 2 Samuel 22. Perhaps this is why God referred to David as a man “after His own heart”, Acts 13:22.
David understood that God makes promises and God is a promise keeper. His promises are big and grand and amazing.... but they are conditional. Notice these words in the middle of his song, in 2 Samuel 22:25;
“Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness in His eyes.”
God has made promises to us that are amazing. He has promised victory over all our enemies through Jesus Christ and His blood. We can overcome even those enemies that are the “GIANT” ones that seem unbeatable. He has also set before us the prize of heaven after we are finished here. What we must do is humble ourselves to the fact that the rewards of our God are for those who are clean “in His eyes” and not our own.
If you were to write a song of praise and thanks to God for all the victories you’ve had in service to Him and all the promises He has kept for you and all the things He has put before you to look forward to... how would that go???