What God Did For Him

  "He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man" (Psalm 18:48). We cannot always be certain who penned a given psalm nor the circumstance that provoked it. But the eighteenth surely fits a situation David faced many times. This psalm may refer to his deliverance from Goliath, Saul, Absalom, or any number of his enemies. But those details are not the important notice. What God had done on his behalf is the message. To God be the glory forever.

  Although the writer faced those who sought his destruction, God had delivered him from their purpose. His survival and victory could be attributed to God rather than himself. Is this not also true of us as we live our lives amidst people and events that seemed designed to harm us?