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God Preserves Those That Put Their Trust In Him

In the life of David, he had enemies all round about him. However, they were no match to the living God, whom he trusted in. Because he put His trust in the Lord, God’s hand was in all his battles and he came out victorious each time. So the Philistines, the Moabites, and anyone else that came against Israel, God’s arm was stretched forth to protect His people. It was said that at this time that the people of different towns and cities also became David’s servants. In one such occasion, 1“David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David’s servants, and brought gifts. Thus the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.”  (1 Chronicles 18:6) It was also said that after David smote 1“the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah” (1 Chronicles 18:9), that 2“king David dedicated unto the Lord, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.” (1 Chronicles 18:11) As you can see, it was the people of God that one won the wars. They also obtained the riches from these cities also. However, they didn’t forget God, but dedicated what they received to the Lord. It was His blessings, that allowed them to have the things they needed from these towns and cities. This can also be said for us. When we go forth and fight the battles against the enemy and end up winning, there are blessings to receive. We may not receive earthly treasures like David and His people did, but the spiritual blessings from God will surely be poured out upon us. Please know that the enemy doesn’t want us to be in line with God, so draw near unto the Lord daily, that you may find victory from the enemies.

If we were to live our lives on our own, we would be sitting ducks to the devil and his fiery darts would take us down each time. We would become willful sinners, while not being able to get of our lustful thoughts, our addictions, and bad habits. We would be separated from God and not have a way to get out of the mess we are in. Thankfully, Jesus came and defeated the enemy on the cross. Now, everyone that believes in and follows Him has His strength in their lives. As believers in Christ we have the armor of God in us. We are also instructed to 2“put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” (Ephesians 6:10-18) It was because God’s armor was upon David, that 1“the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.” (1 Chronicles 18:13) Your faith in God will lead you on the path of righteousness, that you may not fall.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will start to call upon Your Name. May they realize that You are there for us in the good times and bad. Therefore, when we feel like things are going well, this is when we need You, Lord, to make us stronger. Then, our lives are opened up to You fully, while allowing You to shine down Your light upon us. We can walk in Your light if we just let You in. I know that I am weak if I continue to do my own things, instead of seeking Your hand in my decisions. Therefore, I need Your guidance even when it appears that I have a handle on life. Really my own thoughts can deceive me into doing things I will then regret in the future. So, God, it is my prayer that You will build me up and lead me on the path of righteousness. I may not know what path to follow on my own strength, but am able to see clearly when You are leading me. So come and make Your place in my soul, that I will be ready to fight the enemy when he strikes. I may not have a way to escape His temptations on my own, but can easily fight and win the battle if You are with me. Surely, Satan has something coming, if He thinks that I am open to do anything he asks of me any longer. I have tried what he was wanted for me and all it did was lead to have more shame and guilt in the end. I was never fully happy and always needed more of the drug I was addicted to. Thank You, God, for rescuing me from a life of sin. You have cleansed me of all my sins through the blood that was shed on the cross. You found compassion for my soul. Surely, Your mercy endures forever. It is my prayer that You will build me up in Your strength and armor for the rest of my days. Preserve my life, that I may no longer fall by the hand of the enemy. I love You. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

1 Chronicles 18
11 Chronicles 18 (KJV)
1 Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David’s servants, and brought gifts.
3 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots.
5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
6 Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David’s servants, and brought gifts. Thus the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.
7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, wherewith Solomon made the brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
10 He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to enquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass.
11 Them also king David dedicated unto the Lord, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became David’s servants. Thus the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.
14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder.
16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.
Ephesians 6
2Ephesians 6 (KJV)
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

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