Scripture Nugget 4.19.2016

“David spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said: ‘The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.’” 2 Samuel 22:1-3

So after a period of persecution, a time of temptation, a time where I may have separated myself from God, when I find myself delivered, returned to safety, safely in the arms of God and protected by His grace; do I celebrate my accomplishments, complain about what I just went through or do I thank God? Do I marvel at God’s might or give myself the credit for a good fight?

                         Life Application Topic – Thanksgiving

Thankfulness requires recognition that something has been bestowed upon us, sometimes undeservedly. For many of us that is problematic because it means admitting our own limitations. David realizes that his victory over his enemies has nothing to do with him. In other words, he recognizes that he receives something that is beyond his capabilities. When we compare our competence and qualifications with God’s awesome power we can see that we’ve all received something that surpasses our means. Marveling over God’s might and majesty helps us to understand that thanking God every day is in order. Wesley Study Bible pg 405.