Blessed be the Lord!


     Spiritual warfare is not optional for a Christian.  There is no such thing as a spiritual pacifist or a conscientious objector.  The adversary is a relentless, aggressive, and powerful foe.

     David was a warrior.  He fought in so many battles that God denied him the privilege of building His temple because he had shed much blood and had fought in too many wars in his life (1 Chronicles 22:8).  Jehovah had trained David’s hands for war and his fingers for battle (Psalm 144:1).

     In the beatitude that begins Psalm 144, David gives a beautiful, seven-fold description of the reason for his courage and victories as a soldier.  His inspired quill writes: “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle—my lovingkindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me” (vv. 1-2).

  • My Rock
  • My Lovingkindness
  • My Fortress
  • My High Tower
  • My Deliverer
  • My Shield
  • My Refuge

     No wonder he defeated Goliath (1 Samuel 17), killed two hundred Philistines (1 Samuel 18:27), and repeatedly delivered mighty blows to Israel’s enemies (1 Samuel 19:8, 23:5, 27:8, 30:17-18) prior to becoming king at the age of thirty (2 Samuel 5:4)!

     The God of David desires to be to you the same thing He was to David.  He wants you to be ultra-victorious in your spiritual battles (Romans 8:37).

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