Thursday, September 2, 2010

Are You Battle Ready?

Psalm 20

For the director of music. A psalm of David.
 1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
       may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
 2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
       and grant you support from Zion.
 3 May he remember all your sacrifices
       and accept your burnt offerings.
 4 May he give you the desire of your heart
       and make all your plans succeed.
 5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious
       and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
       May the LORD grant all your requests.
 6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
       he answers him from his holy heaven
       with the saving power of his right hand.
 7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
       but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
 8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
       but we rise up and stand firm.
 9 O LORD, save the king!
       Answer us when we call!

I don't know if I am right, but this sounds like a song that would be sung to the soldiers that are getting ready to go out to do battle.  This may be to send them off with the confidence of the Lord.  How often do we face something with this kind of confidence?  The assurance that God will be there for you with you feel in trouble or the certainty that God saves his chosen people is not likely to come up to our minds at first.  Maybe the people sending them off knew that and sang this song for them to boost their spirits.  

I love verses 7 and 8.  Some people put their faith in tangible items, but our faith should be in the name of the Lord.  When the enemies fall, Christians will rise.  We as go through our "fights" today, remember that battle is already won if we have put our trust and confidence in God.

1 comment:

  1. I need verse number 1 and 4. Thank you for the visit and comment. God bless and have a good day.