Psalm 53 & 54: God Of My Strength
Verse of the Day: (54:1) Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
1. God Of My Salvation (53:1-6)
Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. (53:6)
It is always God’s perfect plan that His people made in His image will bring glory to Him name. As God’s image, man was given choices, and this was why Adam and Eve chose to commit the first sin by taking the forbidden fruit. However, God already knew that Adam and Eve would rebel against Him, and this was why God prepared His salvation plan that His only Son, Jesus Christ, shall leave the splendour of heaven, and come down to earth, to die for the sins of the whole world. Whoever therefore repent his sins and believes in Jesus, shall be saved, and be with Him in heaven forever. (Philippians 2:5-12)
2. God Of My Strength (54:1-5)
Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. (54:4)
Since the day David believed in God, he knew that not only God was his strength, but all who believed in Him were also with him strengthening him in the day of trouble. God ordained David’s life that he should suffered much as He would use his life greatly for His glory, especially that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, shall come from his lineage. (Matthew 1:1-17) David became a fugitive the moment God used him to defeat Goliath, the enemy of Israel. King Saul began to seek David’s life because of envy as the people of Israel praised him for defeating Goliath, and God through Prophet Samuel, had anointed him as the next King of Israel. (1 Samuel 17-31) When David became the king of Israel, his son, Absalom, plotted against him to usurp the throne. David then fled from his palace when Absalom launched a civil war. Subsequently, he cried for Absalom who was killed in the battle. (2 Samuel 1-24) However, at the end of his life, he was thankful to God that He was his strength amid his weakness, and His grace was sufficient for him. Let us thus trust obey God knowing that He is truly our Strength. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
3. God Of My Sacrifice (54:6-7)
I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good. (54:6)
David was truly thankful to God as he believed that God shall send His Son, Jesus, as the final sacrifice for the sins of the world. Before Jesus came to be the ultimate sacrifice, the priests had to daily offered sacrifices, and the high priest had to yearly enter the holy place to offer sacrifices for their sins as well as the sins of the people. Today, we become God’s children when we repent our sins and believe that Jesus He died on the cross for our sins. Let us therefore freely sacrifice ourselves to God by giving our time, talents, tithes and treasures to Him, as He had sacrifice His only Son for us. (Hebrews 9:24-28)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You are my tower of Strength amid my weaknesses.