(NKJV): “I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies”.
(CEV): “I praise you, Lord! I prayed, and you rescued from my enemies.
In this verse the happy poet resolves to invoke The Lord in joyful song, believing that in all future conflicts his God would deal as well with him as in the past. It is well to pray to God as to one who deserves to be praised, for then we plead in a happy and confident manner. If I feel that I can and do bless The Lord for all His past Goodness, I am bold to ask great things of Him.
To be Saved singing is to be Saved indeed. Many are Saved mourning and doubting; but David had such Faith that he could fight singing and win the battle with a song still upon his lips. How happy a thing to receive fresh Mercy with a heart already sensible of Mercy enjoyed, and to anticipate new trials with a confidence based upon past experiences of Divine love!
Deliverance is a basic necessity of every human being on earth. I guess the word ‘deliverance’ has been so spiritualized that some people become uncomfortable when told they need deliverance. However, we all need deliverance and are being delivered from several oppositions and dangers on daily basis, most of the time, without our notice.
The noun ‘Deliverance’ is from the verb ‘deliver’ which implies: to release, transfer possession, or to set free. Therefore, we can define deliverance as follows: the process of releasing or setting free a person (or a thing); or transferring it from one place (or one possession) to another. This also means that there is always the need for an agent of deliverance, that is, the deliverer.
David ascribed praises to God Almighty because God Had Delivered him from his enemies. To him, God was worthy of his praise. In other words, God Almighty (ie. The Deliverer) set him free from his enemies. He was under the mercy of his enemies until God stepped into the scene and Disposed the enemy.
The same God Who stood in as David’s Deliverer, is our Heavenly Father Who Has begotten us in Christ Jesus. And the good news is that, He Has been actively Delivering us from our number one enemy; Satan who always seeks to destroy us at any given opportunity. Heaven Has been Working behind the scenes to deliver us from the wickedness of men, from the dangers of life and from even the consequences of our mistakes.
Be grateful to God for all that He has been doing. Remember that your greatest response of appreciation to God is a heart of genuine love for Him and lips of constant praise. May God Continue to be your Deliverer.
Thank You Father for Being my Savior and Deliverer. Continue to deliver me daily from all the plots and schemes of the enemy,
in Jesus’ Name, Amen.