CHARACTER STUDY: KING DAVID 35

KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 22:29-30” For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.”

One of the hallmarks of David was that he praised God a lot in songs. In this chapter he praised the Lord throughout. Praise is always a very powerful tool to stop the enemy.

Praise is a declaration of one’s faith in God. Songs of various forms carry various messages. It is not every “godly” song that either praises God. Some are prayers, making request unto God. Some songs are even not scriptural at all. Such unscriptural songs build a sense of defeat into your inner being. Make sure the songs you sing lift your faith up.

In the song David sang in 2nd Samuel 22, it talked about, the great victory God has won for him. These are testimonial songs. They also express his appreciation and thanks for all that God has done. He also expresses what the Lord is to him. These are declarations of faith in God. “And 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. (2nd Samuel 22:2,3). When one praises God this way, he is making war with the song he or she may be singing. Romans 10:10 says “for with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. Whenever you sing this way you are fulfilling the above scripture. When you believe what you are singing you bring into reality what you are saying in the song according to Romans 10:10. David was greatly anointed because he praised God a lot. He had such a glorious and fulfilled life because he worshipped the Lord a lot.

Reading through this chapter reveals how he blends praise, worship, thanksgiving and testimonies of the many deliverances God has wrought for him. These things built up his faith and made him to trust the Lord more in the days of trouble. We would do ourselves great deal of good if we would make it our habit to daily read some of the psalms aloud. You do it by personalising the statement and believing everything you are saying. As you do this always the nature and awareness of God would be very real to you.

You would spontaneous express your trust and reliance on God in times of difficulty.

CONFESSION

The Lord is my light and my strength. He is ever present with me and delivers me from all trouble. I will forever rejoice and be glad in Him.

FURTHER STUDIES

Ephesians 5:19 ” Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”

2 Samuel 22:22 ” For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God”.

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