Topic: Testimonies of David
[DCLM Daily Manna 5 March 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Psalm 18:29-50 (KJV)
Key Verse: “It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect” (Psalm 18:32).
Alexander Whyte was a Scottish preacher who always began his prayers with an expression of gratitude. One cold, miserable day his people wondered what he would say. He prayed, “We thank Thee, O Lord, that it is not always like this.”
Grateful souls always see reasons to praise and thank the Lord in every situation. Their spiritual mood is never determined by the weather. Such was the experience of David in our passage for reading today. He looked at every circumstance that he went through from “God is good” perspective. He ascribed the numerous breathtaking victories over enemies like Saul and the host of Philistines to the power and favour of God. He confessed the goodness of God in fulfilling His perfect plan for his life. He recognised God as the Kingmaker who enthroned him over Israel. He saw God as his Avenger and the One who fights his battles and makes him victorious always. He saw God as perfect, powerful and purposeful in His dealings with him. Therefore, he promised to praise God always.
David saw the hand of God in every area of his life and he was grateful. He saw God as a teacher who taught him the art of warfare, enabling him to win in the battles of life. Do you give credit to God for your victories or is it only when things turn bad that you ask Him why? David was not ashamed to give God the glory for his victories. Neither should you keep quiet about the love and goodness of God to you even in difficult times and solutions. After all, everyone will shout when the wall of Jericho is down but only a man of faith will shout when the wall is still standing. Be like David today and appreciate God for His goodness and love to you even in difficult situations.
Thought For The Day: Praise is valuable currency in life’s struggles.
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