In 2 Samuel 22, we read David’s song unto the Lord. It is so beautiful and for this reason, I will be quoting parts of it that have impacted me the most. 1“He said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” (2 Samuel 22:2-4) 1“In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears. (2 Samuel 22:7) 1“He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay. He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me. The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.” (2 Samuel 22:18:22) Oh, praise the Lord, for He is so good to us. He is our rock and our shield, that we may not fall victim to the enemy’s lies. The Lord has delivered me from the temptations of the enemy, and now I can live worthy for God and live this life feeling ashamed. I follow the Lord Jesus because I love Him with all my heart and soul. It is my desire to no longer walk in darkness, as the wicked do, but to do God’s will. If I am righteous, the Lord has made me this way and I give Him praise.
David continues to lift up the Lord and say, 1“the Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight. With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright. With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury. And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down. For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness.” (2 Samuel 22:25-29) 1“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.” (2 Samuel 22:31-33) 1“Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.” (2 Samuel 22:36) 1“The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.” (2 Samuel 22:47) I am made clean because God’s mercy is for me. The blood of Jesus has covered my sins, and I can now walk in His light. The Lord has become my Savior, for He has saved my soul from hell. Jesus is a lamp unto my feet, and I am able to stay on His path which leads to heaven. I love His ways and cherish every moment I have to have God in my life. He is the one who gives me strength. Oh, how I trust in Him, for He is my rock and firm foundation. If I have done anything good in this life, it is all because of God’s hand. Therefore, I give Him all the glory and honor.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, thank You for this new life. I am made clean because Your blood has covered me. I am no longer in darkness, for You have come into my life and lighted it up. You have given me strength that I didn’t even know existed. Wow, what a great God you are. You are my rock and my shield. I can do all things because You strengthen me daily. The enemy has no match to Your mighty hand in my life. Therefore, I cherish this moment to come unto You in Your presence. Thank You for allowing me to know You personally and to be a part of Your family, oh God. You are my Father, and I am Your son. Have Your way in my life, and I will obey. I may have once wondered through this life, while in darkness, but now I am guided by the Holy Spirit. You have not forsaken me but have given me and others that believe in You a comforter. I now have eyes to see and ears to hear You. In my cries, You have come to my rescue and have redeemed my soul from hell. My life was never destined to be apart from You, so You continued to reach out to me, and in my brokenness, I finally found You in prayer. I have been set free from all forms of addiction, that sin may no longer take over my life, but Your love alone. I love Your ways, oh God. I’d rather have You near than to have anything this world offers. Therefore, continue to bear me up and help me walk faithfully, even until the end of my life. It is my prayer to one day be with You in heaven. Then, can I worship You forever and ever in Your kingdom. I love You, Lord. I praise Your holy Name. Amen.