We will now return to Psalm 18:30-50. and read from verse thirty to the end.
the experience of all his people bears witness to this. Perfect wisdom, perfect truth, and perfect love, are to be seen in all that he does. Blessed be his name.
tried, proved and tested, it has been, but it has never failed. This our soul knoweth right well
And to us among them, feeble though our faith has been.
Believers have a complete armour provided for them, of which the girdle of truth is a principal part.
A believer’s feet are shod by a divine hand, the preparation of the gospel of peace makes him tread safely where others fall.
In conflict, the believer’s hands are made mighty to break the enemy’s weapons by the force of truth.
Above all, we are to take the shield of faith, which is of celestial workmanship, and quenches all the enemy’s fiery darts.
Never let us forget that unless the Lord upheld us, we should fall as others have done, to our shame and ruin.
David ascribes all his victories to his God. Note how often he repeats the word “Thou.” Thou, O Lord, hast done it all.
The neighbouring nations submitted to David’s sway. When God is with us our enemies are at peace, or else they are powerless to harm us.
As we read all this we should try to appropriate the expressions to ourselves, and personally bless the Lord for all the benefits which our own lives have witnessed. Has not the Lord done great things for us also? Shall we not also give thanks unto his name? Yes, verily, we will.
His be the “victor’s name,”
Who fought our fight alone;
Triumphant saints no honour claim;
His conquest was His own.
Sin, Satan, Death appear,
To harass and appal;
Yet since the gracious Lord is near,
Backward they go, and fall.
We meet them face to face,
Through Jesus’ conquest blest;
March in the triumph of His grace,
Right onward to our rest.