Faith

FOUNDATION (Psalm 18:30-36, 46)

PSALM 18:30-36, 46
FOUNDATION

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Like all Believers, the longer Abram walked by faith, the more he recognized God’s gracious intervention in his life.  The following excerpt from the 18th Psalm articulates the benefits of those who trust God:

 

PSALM 18:30-36, 46

As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

For who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.

He makes my feet like the feet of deer,

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Deer in the Judean Desert.

And sets me on my high places.

He teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.

You enlarged my path under me,
So my feet did not slip.

The Lord lives!
Blessed be my Rock!
Let the God of my salvation be exalted.

 

Like the author of the 18th Psalm, Abram learned that he could trust God in every situation. The longer he walked with God the stronger his faith became. As God provided guidance to meet life’s challenges, strength to confront evil and protection against enemies, Abram’s faith continued to grow.  

In the same way, as we choose to trust God in the reality of our everyday experience, our faith will grow. Then like the psalmist, it will be possible to proclaim that His way is always right and declare from personal experience, let the God of my salvation be exalted!

IMAGES:
1) Bible opened to Isaiah. By, Ken Horn, [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios
2) Deer in the Judean Desert. By נח שלמה [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios

© Charles E. McCracken 2016, text content only.  Repost/Reprint with permission from the author.  Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  http://www.charles-e-mccracken-ministries

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