(From David about God) He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. 2 Samuel 22:18
Weakness, with acknowledgment of it, is the fittest seat and subject for God to perfect His strength in; for consciousness of our infirmities drives us out of ourselves to Him in whom our strength lies. Richard Sibbes
(David about his enemies) They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. 2 Samuel 22:19
In heavenly love abiding, No change my heart shall fear. The storm may roar without me, My heart may low be laid; But God is round about me. Anna Laetitia Waring, 1823-1910, Welch hymn writer
He delivered me because He delighted in me. 2 Samuel 22:20b
It brings God great joy to work within the lives of those who love and trust Him.
The Lord has dealt with me (in life) according to my righteousness (goodness); according to the cleanness of my hands (reframing from evil) he has rewarded me. 2 Samuel 22:21
Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: it was somebody’s name, or he happened to be there at right time, or it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-82, US philosopher, poet, essayist
(David’s reason for God’s help) For I have kept the ways of the Lord; I have not done evil by turning from my God. 2 Samuel 22:22
Only those who try to live near God and have formed the habit of faithfulness to Him in the small things of our daily life, can hope in times of need for that special light which shows us our path. Evelyn Underhill
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