May 12, 2017: SOAP #2717: 2Samuel 21-23; 1Thessalonians 1 Scripture:  2Samuel (NIV) 2:17 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.   18 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. 19 They confronted me in the day [...]

May 12, 2017: SOAP #2717: 2Samuel 21-23; 1Thessalonians 1

Scripture:  2Samuel (NIV) 2:17 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.   18 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. 19 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
20 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.   21 “The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.

Observation:   The nations surrounding Israel served idols.   It was a service that went one way.   The worshippers served the idol.   They did everything for the idol.   The idol could not even serve itself.    

But Israel's God"What A Difference!   The God Israel served, served Israel!     King David was celebrating what God did for him.   His God even delighted in him!          

Application:   What a thought:   God delights in me!   And it is not because I am so powerful, in control, and always victorious.   It is because I am weak and my enemy is too strong for me.   It is because I depend on God for strength, and guidance; He is my support.   God loves to make His Presence known by doing for people what they obviously cannot do for themselves!                

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, when I face things that are far beyond my abilities, everyone knows that You are the reason for my success.   You get the glory!  You delight in my weaknesses! Amen

Pastor Leon
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