There’s been war, famine, death, discord, and so much more wrapped up in the book of 2 Samuel. It’s a nice and refreshing break to listen to David praise the Lord. As I read the chapter, I was very much surprised to see how this held tones of the end of times.
Today’s Reading | 2 Samuel Ch. 22
Who Is The Lord To Us
David sings this song after he had been delivered from his enemies, including Saul.
From verse 2 and 3 alone, David proclaims what the Lord is.
- My Rock
- My Fortress
- My Deliverer
- My Shield
- Horn Of Salvation
Wow! What an amazing comfort.
Verses 4-6 David expresses how he was surrounded by death and trial. Yet he cried out to the Lord and was heard.
Coming Of Christ Visual
Verses 8-16 very much have a tone of what the coming of Chrst will be like. The Lord is angry. He rides upon the clouds. The earth trembles and quakes from His anger. The earth grows dark at His coming. Brilliant light surrounds His presence as lightning bursts forth from it.
Rescued & Blameless
David describes how though this awesome and mighty power of the Lord is shown to the enemies, the Lord reaches down and rescues him from troubled waters because the Lord delights in him. He was surrounded by too many enemies and otherwise would have been overcome, but God rescued Him.
It is only through God we triumph!
Verses 26-30 are a reminder that the Lord is gentle to the blameless, to those who are of the Lord. But God will be harsh to those who are not of Him.
Verse 29, love this, “The Lord turns my darkness into light.”
31-37 is a reminder that God is our only hope and strength. No one is like Him.
I love verses 34 and 37 because both talk about how God straightens our path, and how He makes our feet like deer, so we will not slip. I always find these scriptures so comforting.
- He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. (v. 34)
- You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way. (v. 37)
38-46 continues to talk about how David was able to conquer through the Lord.
47-51 is a nice poetic wrap-up, circle back to the beginning of the song.
What To Take Away– The Lord is many things to us. The more we get to know Him the more comfort and strength we will see revealed in Him and Him alone. He provides and protects His anointed. Even if everything is surrounding us and we are not sure how we will get out, through Christ alone, HE is our reason, and HE is our “how”. He is our shelter in the storm. Our Deliverer and mighty Savior, indeed!
Who is Christ to you? What does He provide?
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