TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20
Scripture: Psalm 55:12-15
In Psalm 55, David found himself in just such a place when Absalom had taken his Kingdom, and he was on the run. As a result, his chief counsel had gone over to side with the enemy. And because Ahithophel was the oracle of God, in Israel, David had reason to fear! He prayed against the betrayal of his best friend. In ver.ses 12-15 we are told, “For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him. But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng. Let death seize them; Let them go down alive into hell, For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.” This is one of the strongest prayers David ever prayed, and yet his very life depended on the execution of this prayer. It was not but a few weeks until God executed exactly what David prayed. 2 Samuel 17:23 records the Sword of the Lord in action. David understood his covenant and he stood on it. Really the primary difference between David and us is that David knew his covenant. Jesus guaranteed the same covenant to us. The church has yet to get established in “Sure Mercy.” Most believers do not know what all is available and for that reason do not ask for it. If the church ever discovers what we have in David’s covenant, it may well be all over for the enemy and our harvest will come catapulting in.