March 14, 2022

Psalms 18:37-39 — Giving God The Glory

Today’s Psalms covers David overcoming his enemies against the biggest of odds, we think back to the story of David and Goliath, David is seemingly a regular Joe, and Goliath is this hulking figure that completely outsized David by comparison, looking at it how we would look at a UFC fight, the odds are definitely in Goliath’s favor by how big he is, yet David emerges victiorious

Psa 18:37  I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.

Psa 18:38  I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise; They fell under my feet.

The rock to the forehead was all it took, and Goliath was a done deal.  But we also note here, that rather than pat himself on the back, like most fighters like to do, think Mohammed Ali’s boasting “i am the greatest” after he’d win a bout, David is different, instead of praising himself, David praises God:

Psa 18:39  For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

David declares that his defeat of Goliath wasn’t David’s doing – there is no touchdown dance in the endzone, instead, David gives the glory to God, because God is the One who made sure that rock David slung hit Goliath between the eyes, not David.  

A teachable moment here that when we triumphs in life, we give the praise to God, because God is sovereign, God runs the show, not us!  

 

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