Daily Read - 1 Samuel 12:1-13:23; John 7:1-30; Psalm 108:1-13; Proverbs 15:4
Psalm 108 is known as the warrior's morning song
during which time the Lord is praised and adored before one enters into conflict. It is divided into two sections, the first being a thanksgiving of faith and a promise to praise the Lord; the second being a prayer for the perseverance of God's people.
It is interesting to note that the word steadfast
in verse one is the Hebrew word kuwn which means to be firm, established, and stable.
King David was firmly established in the Lord. His eyes were fixed on the author and finisher of His faith. No matter the circumstances facing him, David chose to prepare his heart in praise and worship before entering his day. This is why he was known as a warrior who was mighty in battle. He knew that through His God, he would do valiantly and it was God who would tread down his enemies.
Things are rapidly changing all around the world and as believers, we must know in Whom we believe and trust in His faithfulness. David learned an awesome strategy to ensure victory in every situation that confronted him; he prepared his heart in praise before going into battle. He declared his trust and faith in Almighty God and then watched the enemy flee in terror and defeat.
Let us learn from this mighty warrior and prepare our day with praise and worship to our Lord God. As we watch God arise in our midst, we will also get to watch our enemies scatter. Yes Lord...what a remarkable sight to behold!
1 O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
2 Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn.
3 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples,
And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
4 For Your mercy is great above the heavens,
And Your truth reaches to the clouds.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
And Your glory above all the earth;
6 That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and hear me.
7 God has spoken in His holiness:
"I will rejoice; I will divide Shechem
And measure out the Valley of Succoth.
8 Gilead is Mine; Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the helmet for My head;
Judah is My lawgiver.
9 Moab is My wash pot;
Over Edom I will cast My shoe;
Over Philistia I will triumph."
10 Who will bring me into the strong city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not You, O God, who cast us off?
And You, O God, who did not go out with our armies?
12 Give us help from trouble,
For the help of man is useless.
13 Through God we will do valiantly,
For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.