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Psalm 18:30-42

Psalm 18:30-42, ESV
This God —his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?— the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great. You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip. I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed. I thrust them through, so that they were not able to strength ; they fell under my feet. For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me. You made my enemies turn their backs to me, and those who hated me I destroyed. They cried for help, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but he did not answer them. I beat them fine as dust before the wind; I cast them out like the mire of the streets.

Psalm 18:30-42, JN paraphrase
This God is perfect as His Word proves. He provides a shield for those seeing refuge, He is the ROCK, the equipping God Who provides strength and directs me in the way to go. He gives me fleet and stable feet, trains me for His war, with bronze bending arms. I am protected by His shield, the all powerful shield of salvation and the support of His gentle right hand.

You enabled me to pursue my enemies until they were consumed; the strength to thrust them through; they fell under my feet. I destroyed my enemies, they cried for help but You did not answer. They became as filth in the streets. You overcame.

Recommended Reading

Man – The Dwelling Place of God, by A. W. Tozer. From the preface: “The chapters in this book deal with many of the aspects of one subject: the relationship of God and man. They are above all practical and all who read them will profit.”

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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