A Bible Devotion from Psalm 108
Through God We Will Do Valiantly
1 O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. 2 Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. 3 I will praise You, O LORD, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations. 4 For Your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth; 6 That Your beloved may be delivered, save with Your right hand, and hear me.
12 Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless. 13 Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.
Psalm 108:1-5 and 12-13, NKJV
When you spend time with the Lord in prayer each day, it is good to begin your prayer with praises to God. Verses 1-5 of this Psalm would be excellent to pray as a prayer of praise. One of the great blessings of worshiping with other believers is having the opportunity to praise God together. How it lifts our hearts and gives us strength to go about our life through the next week when we've taken the opportunity to meet in praise with other Christians on the Lord's Day.
Man is praised in the world we live in today; many think of man as being at the highest pinnacle of potentiality of all creatures. If you need help, reach inside. You can do anything you want if you try. Is this really true?
Thank God it is NOT true. How miserable our life would be if the only help we could receive is from others around us who wallow in their own sin and misery! Claim verses 12b and 13 as your theme for life: For the help of man is useless. 13 Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.
Pray today that like the Psalmist in the 108th Psalm, you will live this day doing valiantly because you trust in God.
More Devotions on the 108th Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.
A Steadfast Heart, verses 1-4
Be Exalted, verses 5-6
God Hath Spoken, verses 7-9
Who? verses 10-13