Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday - Psalm 60 - Through God

OMETIMES we imagine that we are the doers of the good deeds that get done.  Well, when we consider just exactly how these things are accomplished, we begin to rapidly fade into the background.  And of course, it is the visage of the Almighty that begins to come into focus.  In this psalm David wrote, "Through God we shall do valiantly..." (Psalm 60:12).  Indeed, if we are ever going to succeed, prosper and "do valiantly" - it will have to be "through God" and not by our own character, ability or energy.  Zechariah 4:6, “This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.

Inasmuch as David recognized his (and his nation's) absolute dependence upon God, he prayed to God saying, "O turn Yourself to us again" (Psalm 60:1).  He knew that all of the authority and power and wisdom that he would ever need was wrapped up in the Godhead.  Deliverance and salvation come from Him (Psalm 60:5).  So also, the discarding and defeat of every loser stems from God's sovereign prerogatives.  He is the only source of holiness.  He is the owner of all territory.  He alone is a sufficient helper.  He alone can conquer every foe.

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