READING: 2 Samuel 22-23, Psalm 57
TEXTS AND APPLICATION: These chapters in 2 Samuel deal with David’s song of thanksgiving and his final words. As I read these chapters, I am challenged to be like David:
1. David knew who God was. In fact, David piled up terms/pictures to describe God as if he could not come up with enough words. The bottom line is that God was personal to David, and He was David’s strength.
The is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge. My shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, my refuge, and my Savior …
2 Sam. 22:7 I called to the in my distress; I called to my God. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for help reached His ears.
3. David knew that righteousness matters. He was by no means perfect, but he knew the importance of fighting for victory.
4. David wanted the nations to hear God’s praise.
2 Sam. 22:50 Therefore I will praise You, , among the nations; I will sing about Your name.
PRAYER: I recognize that God has called me to proclaim His Word; thus, I want to say with David, “His word was on my tongue” (2 Sam. 23:2). Please pray for me— and let’s pray for one another — that we will know who God is, we will turn to Him for help, we will know how much righteousness matters, and we will proclaim His name to the nations.
TOMORROW’S READING: 2 Samuel 24, 1 Chronicles 21-22, Psalm 30