SATURDAY, JANUARY 17
Scripture: Psalm 18:22-42
David makes it very clear why God blessed him. Because David kept the ways of the Lord, he was blessed. In verses 34-36 David said, “He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged my path under me, So my feet did not slip.” Verses 37-42 make very clear the necessary attitude of a warrior who keeps the way of the Lord. Warriors pursue the enemy, they do not turn back until they have utterly destroyed the enemy under their feet. Verse 42 says, “Then I beat them as fine as the dust before the wind; I cast them out like dirt in the streets.” The attitude of a warrior who keeps the ways of the Lord is, do not turn back until the enemy is utterly destroyed. If the enemy is not destroyed, we should be willing to pray and use our faith until God’s enemy is utterly decimated. That is how God works. We need to realize that and act accordingly. Our World War II generals conducted war like God. Patton, McArthur and Eisenhower knew how to war. The presidents who reined their troops in during other eras brought dramatic hurt to the nation!