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12:54 PM   [01 Apr 2013 | Monday]

Daily Bible Blessing-108

 


For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. (Psalm 71:5)
 
As a youth, when he was still a shepherd, David had trusted in God Almighty and made him his confidence. It did not end there; as the king of a nation, he needed God's help continually and he received it as long as he walked with God. But there were times when he took things for granted regarding his relationship with God and then fell in to trouble like when he numbered Israel's fighting men and had illicit relations with another man's wife. But these he repented of, when God chastised him and his fellowship with God Almighty was restored.
 
In the same psalm, David once again affirms this sentiment of God being "his hope".....
But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more. (Psalm 71:14)
 
Standing in the presence of King Saul and being told that he (David) was no match for the giant Goliath who was threatening Israel, did not deter David from professing his hope and confidence in God. He said, ""Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and the Lord be with you." (1 Samuel 17:34-37)
 
Is God your hope and your confidence? If yes, blessed are you. Hoping continually in God is what we must all do, despite the circumstances being contrary. Then we will see deliverance from our troubles. David experienced this from the Lord on myriad occasions, so he proclaimed, "Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.(Psalm 20:6)" 
 
This day and everyday, proclaim that God is your hope and your confidence. And praise him continually for being that.
 
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