THURSDAY 28 July, 2016
Blessed Be the LORD
So Ahimaaz called out and said to the king, “All is well!” Then he bowed down with his face to the earth before the king, and said, “Blessed be the Lordyour God, who has delivered up the men who raised their hand against my lord the king!” - 2 Samuel 18:28
Ahimaaz out ran the Cushite and arrived first. David was eager to hear the good news, not only concerning the battle, but primarily the welfare of his son. But the only thing he really had to say was––“All is well!” and “Blessed be the Lordyour God, who has delivered up the men who raised their hand against my lord the king!” Can you imagine? He just gave general information about the battle. Everything was cool––that was about all he had to say––there were no details in his message.
However, Ahimaaz did draw the attention of the king to the LORD who had delivered him. God had blessed David with provisions when he had fled into the wilderness and He had helped him escape death from the hand of his enemies. Think about the words David wrote in Psalm 68:19-20:
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah. Our God is the God of salvation; and to GODthe Lord belong escapes from death.
In the middle of this life’s battles, it is good to remind each other of God’s blessings. Can you thank God today for His daily assistance? Through His provision, sending His Son to die on the cross we have escaped eternal death. Colossians 1:13-14 tells us: He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood,the forgiveness of sins. He truly is the God of our salvation!
Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!
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