DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 SHABBAT SHALOM
9/8/2018 Ps 18:30-36 As for Elohim, his way is perfect; the word of Yahweh is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is Elohim besides Yahweh? And who is the Rock except our Elohim? It is Elohim who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
David got it! He fully understood the importance and value of placing his complete trust in Yahweh. He recognized that Yahweh is the only El in existence and that all worship must be directed to Him. David gave Yahweh credit for the strength he had in matters; for the power he had to perform mighty feats in his life; for all the things he accomplished in his life. Yahweh has promised to do the same for each of us. If we show Him that we love Him and trust Him, and if we determine that we will only give our worship to Him, He will be a rock of strength for us as well. Life is full of tests. We must approach each test individually but with the singular belief that Yahweh will never fail us as long as we never fail Him. You may not serve as a king now. You may not be a ruler. But you can be like David who always looked to Yahweh as his source of strength. There is no better rock on which to depend.