God’s Victory Over His Enemies

In Psalm 108 David writes of God’s ability to deliver David from his enemies. Starting with his confrontation with Goliath, David seems to understand that the battles he fights are really being fought by God. There is an interesting paragraph in verses 5-6: Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth; That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and hear me. To me the interesting contrast is the word “above” in verse 5 with the earthly activity of verse 6. God is said to be “above the heavens” and His glory “above the earth”. Yet, verse 6 says that God’s beloved would be delivered…I’m assuming here on earth…and would be saved. I find this interesting. God is “above” but yet active “here”. Having come through the Christmas season of God’s incarnation on earth, I’m intrigued by the idea of “above” influencing “here”. God is above the heavens but that doesn’t prevent Him from being active in my everyday life here on earth. He is not detached or disconnected. He may be “above” me in one sense but it is certainly not “beneath” Him to be involved with me and you. As we begin 2018 my prayer for each of you is that you would engage in a more personal and intimate way with the God who is “above” and “here” at the same time. God is with us…all day…every day.

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