Psalm 59 & 60: God Is Our Shield
Verse of the Day: (59:11) Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
1. God Is Our Strength (59:1-10)
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence. (59:9)
Are you physically and spiritually weak and weary? Let us therefore seek and wait upon God, as He shall give us His strength and power, thus renewing us, so that we are like the majestic eagles spreading their wings, and soaring above life storms. David sought God’s strength and power as he faced many enemies while doing God’s perfect will. God’s desire for David, and for His nation, Israel, was that they would share His holy Word so that all the nations of the world might know that He is the true God. However, many including God’s people, refused to acknowledge and submit to Him, and rejected and rebelled against Him. Let us who believe in the true God, the God of Israel, truly wait upon Him, and He shall surely grant us His strength amid our weakness. (Isaiah 40:28-31)
2. God Is Our Shield (59:11-17)
But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. (59:16)
Are you physically and spiritually being attacked by the Devil and his demons? Let us therefore put on God’s armour, and take on the shield of faith that we shall block off all the fiery darts of the wicked, and above all, praying in His Spirit. In David’s life he suffered much because of the devil’s assaults, even to the point of despair, yet he never gave up, but instead he sang of God’s power and mercy upon him. David trusted God, his Shield, in the days of his battles, as he knew that the battles belonged to Him. Let us trust in God as we are His conquerors with Him as our Captain and Shield. (Ephesians 6:10-24)
3. God Is Our Salvation (60:1-12)
That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me. (60:5)
Are you in all kinds of trouble? Let us therefore seek God and His salvation as He shall hear our cries and save us with His right hand from eternal condemnation in fiery hell, and one day promote us to His home in glorious heaven. Throughout David’s life, God used him for His glory as he overcame all the wicked people of the land, beginning with the first victory over Goliath, the Philistines giant, Israel’s great enemy. (1 Samuel 17) Beside, granting David many victories over the wicked nations, God gave him trials and tribulations including the death of Absalom, his beloved son. In all of David’s crises, he continued to trust God, his Salvation. Let us trust God, our Salvation, as only He can help us to overcome the devil, who falsely accuses us day and night, by His precious blood, and grant us victory, and a place in His splendour home in heaven. (Revelation 12:1-17)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to take Your Shield of faith blocking the devil’s darts.