Journal Entry by Warren Mortomore
S - Scripture: 2 Samuel 22:19-20 (NLT)
’They attacked me at a moment when I was weakest, but the Lord upheld me. He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me.’
O – Observation
David had defeated Goliath, but once again he is at war with the Philistine Giants - Goliath’s brothers, and he is cornered until some of his mighty men come to his help, and together they defeat them and David sang a song of praise to the Lord.
A – Application
David was quick to give thanks, and to declare who and how great the Lord was. You are my rock, my fortress, my Saviour, my deliverer. He recounts what happened in his song (Psalm) and how he was overwhelmed and how the Lord came to his rescue, he comes to this amazing statement: - ‘He rescued me because He delights in me’ I don’t know where you are at today or what battle you may be facing – but I would encourage you as I encourage myself, God delights in you – He loves you – He is for you – He is with you, He rescues you, He sent Jesus for you.
His delight in us is not on the basis of what we have done or how good we have been – His delight in us is because of who we are – His creation – His sons, His daughters.
P – Prayer
Lord thank you - for that reminder today – you rescue me on the basis that you delight in me – thank you for your amazing grace.