Food for ThoughtPsalm 108:12 Help
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By Marni Montanez

Psalm 108:12 International Standard Version

12. Give us help against the enemy,
because human help is useless.

King Davidís understanding of who God was is revealed in his capacity to trust God the way he did.   From his experience as a shepherd, he spent long days and nights attending to the sheep and fellowshipping with God.

His intimacy with the Lord was unique in that he sought after Godís heart.

In doing so he made decisions based on what many people canít see.  God is all we need and yet many of us continue to lean on other people instead of on God.  We mouth the words of trust to God but our actions say something else.

Sometimes our crutch is another human being who is just as weak and unsure as we are.   In any relationship, if we are putting someone else in the place of God, we may just be putting an idol between us and our Lord.

David saw the frailty of human beings and wisely chose to ask God for His help to defeat the enemy.  

He experienced profound strength and understanding as he submitted himself to God and also experienced the devastating blows of betrayal from those who once were close friends or relatives  He saw the difference.

This  world calls us to walk in delusion and try and find the heroic in people.  We avoid seeing the truth of who we really are.  We are sheep; without super powers.

It is only in putting ourselves in Godís powerful and magnificent hands, will we be safe and have the victory over the enemy.   We cannot do this by ourselves, because as David points out we are useless without God. He knew with Godís intervention he could be superhuman and achieve more than he knew he could do.   He also knew that if he put his dependence on people it would cost him dearly.  Each time he was betrayed or hated, he turned to God for strength and wisdom. He inquired of the Lord and wanted only GodĎs divine intervention because he knew that was the only sure way for victory.

Challenge;  Who is God in your life?   He needs to be someone we count on for every decision, every encounter and every problem.   He has proven His great love for us and has shown us time after time that He will never leave us or forsake us.  We can safely depend on the Creator of the universe and know He is not like people who will eventually disappoint us.  God will never disappoint us.

God bless

Marni

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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.