Saturday, March 6th, 2010
"The true God is for us a God of saving acts." (Psalm 68:20)
From the inspired Bible record then available, David knew that the righteous can count on Jehovah to help them. When Jehovah brought the Deluge upon an ungodly world, he preserved alive Noah and his God-fearing family. (Genesis 7:23) When Jehovah rained down fire and sulfur upon the wicked inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, he helped righteous Lot and his two daughters to escape with their lives. (Genesis 19:12-26) When Jehovah destroyed proud Pharaoh and his military forces in the Red Sea, He kept his people safe, thus helping them to escape a terrible end. (Exodus 14:19-28) David also had a very personal reason for placing his implicit trust in Jehovah’s saving power. David had experienced firsthand that Jehovah’s “everlasting arms” can deliver those who serve Him. (Deuteronomy 33:27, American Standard Version) On more than one occasion, Jehovah had saved David from the clutches of “angry enemies.”—Psalm 18:17-19, 48.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 1:6, 7)