2 Samuel 17:15-29; Psalm 3; Psalm 63; 2 Samuel 18:1-19:30 (NIV)
Doug Underhill, Governing Board
Specifically Psalm 63:7
“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.” – Psalm 63:7 It is those, King David in this case, who, in seeking help from the Lord, are delivered from the sword of their enemies. Circumstances thwart the efforts of King David’s own son to destroy him. Some call it “politics,” people trying to influence other people’s decisions to bring about circumstances of their own liking. King David seeks the help of the Lord for the sake of the Lord’s people.
Absalom, King David’s son, seeks power for himself and apparently cares nothing for the Glory of God or for God’s blessing on the people he leads. He has strategic options, but the options (and consideration for which option to set in motion) have nothing to do with God’s will.
God has given us free will, but it is His will that controls our circumstances. When we seek alignment with God’s will, and our adversaries do not, circumstances tend to go in our favor. We are protected from the ill effects generated by those who are misaligned, and left grateful to God for providing help, even if we don’t understand how it was all accomplished.
“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.” Seek God and sing praises to Him for the help he provides.