2 Samuel 22:18-19
He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me;
For they were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the LORD was my support.
After a lifetime of successfully fighting against enemies, David acknowledged three crucial points of observation in this passage that would be significant and wise for us to note. First, the Lord was actually the One who delivered David from his enemies. Astutely, David recognized that he didn’t tackle his obstacles on his own. This is a behavior that we all ought to get into the habit of doing. Instead of taking full credit, we must always recognize the source of our success. David, who was as accomplished as any man could ever hope to be, knew who deserved full credit and, thus, was willing to give credit where credit was due. We should recognize that all our achievements and prosperity come from Him above and should be eager to follow David’s example!

Second, David acknowledged that his enemies were too strong for him. Again, this is crucial for us as well! Too many have tried to convince themselves that they are stronger than what they really are. Thinking thoughts like, “I am strong enough to take the Devil on!” or “I alone will stand against the world!” Such thoughts are foolish on many levels. They aren’t true, for starters, and these thoughts set ourselves up for failure, when the promises they boast don’t come to pass.

Third, David acknowledged that although the enemy attacked him when he was vulnerable (the day of his calamity), the Lord was his constant support. No matter what the scenario, no matter how far backed into a corner the enemy has you, the Lord is your available everlasting advocate! When feeling attacked and imprisoned, or if you find yourself surrounded by those who may hate or overpower you on some level, run to the Lord! Be in His Word, spend time at His feet and fellowship with His people.  Because He is your ceaseless support.
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