Thursday, September 21, 2017

Psalm 18:27-29 NIV 2011

You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.

 

This is called the song of David. “He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.” With some slight differences this is also found in 2Samuel 22. God saves the humble, Matthew 23:12b, “and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Proverbs 16/17, “…the Lord hates…haughty eyes.” David was God’s light pointing to the Light of the world. John 1:5, “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” God strengthened David. Psalm 18:39, “You armed me with strength for battle.” God’s imperfect people point others to our perfect God.

 

A few weeks ago we sang “How Great Thou Art” at Sunday service. The third verse is my favorite: “And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing; sent him to die, I scarce can take it in; that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin.” Jesus came to save every sinful imperfect person. I’m that sinful imperfect person needing to use these words when pointing others to our perfect God.

 

What helps point others to Him?

 

Imperfectly His daily,

S

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