Our God Saves
Rise up, LORD! Save me, my God! You strike all my enemies on the cheek; You break the teeth of the wicked. Salvation belongs to the LORD; may Your blessing be on Your people. Selah.
Our God is either a God who saves His people, or He doesn’t. David knew Him to be a God who saves. When his own son, Absalom, divided the kingdom against him, David knew the heartbreak of family betrayal, as well as the rebellion from the very people he fought to save. Those who should have stood with him and supported him are the very ones who tried to usurp his God-given authority.
David was not a man without error. Although he was a great and beloved king, he was a lousy father. By not addressing issues and bringing justice within his own family, Absalom sought justice for his sister by trying to steal David’s authority. David’s mistakes, however, did not disqualify him from the throne or from God’s favor. Absalom’s foolishness, pride, and complete lack of respect for authority of God’s appointed man caused his own death when his long flowing hair was caught in a tree. While he deeply grieved the loss of his son, David’s throne was established forever, just as God promised.
At times we give the Devil access to our lives by not using our God-given authority to address the issues of our house. Like Absalom, however, illegitimate authority will hang itself. The blessing of authority lies within the anointing upon it. If God has not anointed it as an authority, it is doomed to fail.
God knew your weaknesses before He called you, yet He still called you. He knew exactly where you would fail and where you would succeed, and He orchestrated it all so you would grow in Christ and be transformed by it. You have not fallen so far that the grace and favor of the LORD cannot save you. He, alone, has the power to save, and He is faithful and just to save you – even if you have made mistakes. God’s love is greater than our sin, and He will still break the teeth of the wicked on your behalf so His purpose may be fulfilled in your life. Cry out to Him today for His great salvation. For this reason Jesus died and rose again!
Have a blessed day!