Today’s Tasting: Psalm 57 is a song of praise and exultation. David expounds on Gods faithfulness.
In 2 Samuel 22-23, David is praising God, extolling Him as his Rock and his Deliverer. 2 Samuel 23, David reflects on his life and journey with God. He details Gods faithfulness and praises God for taking down his enemies. David also praises the mighty warriors that fought with him. David’s last words penned in this part of scripture revealed the strong affection David held in his heart toward God. He declares his house as secure with God.
Today’s Nourishment: In 2 Samuel 22, we see that David and his people have a lot of enemies . David assures us that though the righteous have many troubles, God delivers us out of them all and strengthens us to walk through them, one way or another. David is showing us that through it all, we must cling to the Rock of our Salvation, our great Tower.
Jesus is spoken of here as the horn of salvation. What does the horn of Salvation mean? It means a salvation of strength or strong Savior. Vessels were made of horns during that time. Horns also symbolized Royal Dignity and Power, Glory, Fierceness. Horns are the main means of attack and defense for animals that have them. As a visual of Gods Character, Jesus is our all and all—our Strength and Defender. He gives us His Power when we trust in His Salvation.
In 2 Samuel 23, we read some of the last words of David. He reflects upon his life and how the God of Israel repeated provided victory. He chronicles his lineage and the anointing God placed on him. David proclaims that the Spirit of God spoke through him and the prophets. The Spirit of The Lord, the God of Israel, the Rock of Israel is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Again, we see Jesus all throughout the Old Testament. David prophecies of Christ as the light of the World, the tender grass, the branch of the Lord, and the fruit of the earth.
Psalm 57 begins with a prayer of complaint and ends with joyfulness and praise. Sounds like us, huh? All of David’s dependence is on Jehovah. In David’s stress, he did not ask God to make him (David) great, but rather to make the name of the Lord great. David fixed his heart upon God.
Let us rise early, as David did, and begin our day with God, seek His presence, and glorify His name. Let us always seek to have our hearts set upon Him. Hallelujah to the Rock of our Salvation!!
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Tomorrow’s Delight: Psalms 95, 97-99