David was quite a song writer, you may have heard of his greatest hits album—Psalms. Also known as Worship With David and Friends. In the collection you can hear ballads by David, the sons of Korah and even Moses. But, as the Bible winds up the story of David’s Journey, God throws in one of his favorites—God My Deliverer. Amazing, the truth is that I and II Samuel tell David’s story, but the Star of the story is still God our deliverer. That is the truth of the Bible, and the truth of Life. Many great men have lived and died walking in the path of God—David, Solomon, John, Paul, Moses, Elijah, Billy Graham, Martin Luther and DL Moody just to name a few. As we learn their story and study their journey, we see a common theme—Those men were their greatest when they were submitted to and walked in God’s leadership.
Common themes can be great teaching tools. If we were to take the risk and submit to God; then we could also see his hand of mercy, faithful leadership and true greatness in our lives. History reminds us that that process is difficult. It promises trials, tribulation and temptation that are unmatched. BUT, it also shows–that a life submitted to God is one he takes seriously. He will move mountains to protect, provide and propel his chosen ones. All he seeks from us is humility, submission and faith…graciously, he provides the rest.
God Bless You
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation.
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—
from violent people you save me.
4 “I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and have been saved from my enemies.
5 The waves of death swirled about me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
6 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
7 “In my distress I called to the Lord;
I called out to my God.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came to his ears…
12 He made darkness his canopy around him—
the dark[e] rain clouds of the sky.
13 Out of the brightness of his presence
bolts of lightning blazed forth.
14 The Lord thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.
15 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
16 The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at the rebuke of the Lord,
at the blast of breath from his nostrils.
17 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
18 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
19 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.
20 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.