I have pursued my enemies and destroyed them; Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed. 2 Samuel 22:38

Determination that just won't quit -- that's what it takes. A. J. Foyt, American Race Car Driver

I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. 2 Samuel 22:39

Whenever, Christian, thou hast achieved a victory over thy lusts - whenever after hard struggling, thou hast laid a temptation dead at thy feet-thou hast in that hour a foretaste of the joy that awaits thee. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist, highly influential amongst Christians of different denominations

For You have armed me with strength for the battle… 2 Samuel 22:40a

(we pray for) the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death. Robert Louis Stevenson

You made my enemies fall before me. 2 Samuel 22:40b

When I understand that God’s enemies are my enemies; then He makes my enemies His enemies; and they stand not.

(Facing destruction, enemies of God – including man’s worldliness, unbelief, rebellion) looked, but there was none to save; even unto the Lord, but he answered them not. 2 Samuel 22:42

How does one rehabilitate a man who won’t acknowledge having sinned? How do you heal somebody who doesn’t admit they want it? Ellen Goodman, American Journalist, Pulitzer for commentary 1980, b.1941