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“SHARING GRACE AND TRUTH FROM THE PSALMS ABOUT GOD BEING OUR SHIELD AND RESCUER”

“SHARING GRACE AND TRUTH FROM THE PSALMS ABOUT GOD BEING OUR SHIELD AND RESCUER”

Psalm 18:16 “He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.”

Psalm 18:27 “For You will save the humble people, But will bring down haughty looks.”

Psalm 18:28 “For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.”

Psalm 18:29 “For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall.”

Psalm 18:30 “As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”

Taken from today’s reading in “The One Year Bible” by Zondervan.

(David wrote this Psalm in the day that God delivered him from all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And, here is what he said)

1. God sends from above in heaven to help His people.

Psalm 18:16 “He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.”

In this case, David describes himself as being drawn out of many waters, no doubt a metaphor and illustration of the a time when he was in a lot of danger from those who wanted to kill him.

But, the Lord was faithful, He reached down from heaven and rescued David, and He will do the same for any of His children.

2. Here are two things that God will do.

Psalm 18:27 “For You will save the humble people, But will bring down haughty looks.”

He will save the humble people, but He will bring down or humiliate the proud.
God gives grace to the humble, but He resists the proud.

3. God gives us light, especially when we are in darkness from the enemy.

Psalm 18:28 “For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.”

God Himself is light. And, God gives us light, i.e understanding and truth.
David declared that God would light his lamp. In other words, God would enable David to see what he needed to see when he was in this difficult situation.
Darkness in the Bible is a symbol of sin, Satan’s domain, etc.
God will bring us light when we are being attacked.

4. Here are a number of blessed truths about our God and how He acts towards His people.

Psalm 18:29 “For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall.”

Psalm 18:30 “As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”

#1. God will enable you to crush an army.

#2. God will enable you to scale a wall.

#3. God’s way is perfect, and His Word is proven, or all of His promises prove to be true, and He is a shield of protection to all those who put their trust in God.

Some final thoughts:

1. God is in heaven, and we are here below, and He acts on our behalf. Heaven sees and knows what is happening in the lives of God’s children.

2. God is able to rescue His people, even from the worst of situations.

3. God will see to it, that His people have light to guide their way.

4. We can trust God’s Word completely.

5. God is, and will be your shield as trust is placed in Him.

A prayer:

Father in heaven, we exalt Your name, we acknowledge with joy, that You have created us to know You, and You have provided that way through Jesus to deal with our sins. Lord we also know that any trial is designed to help us grow. Please help us to embrace them, knowing You will use them to give us strength and to help us grow. We also thank You that it’s You we look to for shelter and deliverance when under attack. We love You very much, in Jesus name, amen.

Pastor Bob Grenier
Calvary Chapel Visalia

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