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FAITH IN GOD

 

LESSON 13:Bible Messages on Faith conít

The Psalm of Faith Ė Psalm 18

Last weeks question

Verses: 1-3

Discuss these verses together and write down your findings. We will expound on the findings next study.

 

What do you see in these verses that reveal the relationship that King David had with the Lord? If we look carefully we can see the mind of a victorious man of God. King David is one of the best examples of victory through faith over adversity.

 

V     Psalms 18:1I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

 

David was the King of Israel at this time. Yet he conducted himself as a servant before the Lord.

 

I will love thee, O Lord. This statement is an action phrase, I will do love towards you. I will be compassionate towards you. This betrothal is not empty but consecrated by the strength of the Lord and not his own.

 

How wonderful to have the strength of the Lord to demonstrate our love back to Him.

 

This is the way to begin our song, our prayer, our praise, for everything else flows from this single truth.

 

V     Psalm 18: 2,3

 

David the King of Israel, lauded by the whole nation for his bravery, his fearlessness in the face of impossible situations, this young man was the greatest hero known in the land, none compared to him.

 

For all that, he did not ever ascribe to himself greatness, but glorified his God. The psalms are a glorious refrain of the extent of the relationship between men and God. My ROCK, my FORTRESS, my DELIVERER, these and so many more relate to us the experiences through which David had established his relationship with the Heavenly Father.

 

V     Psalms 61:2-3From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

 

This is the Key to Faith that overcomes in the face of certain defeat. (Goliath)

 

What other experiences can you remember of the life of King David that would illustrate these things.