Thursday, April 29th, 2010
"Jehovah is my crag and my stronghold and the Provider of escape for me." (Psalm 18:2)
When the women of Israel began praising David for his military prowess, King Saul became so consumed with jealousy that on two occasions he hurled his spear at David. (1 Samuel 18:6-9) Both times David escaped the sharp tip of the spear. Was this simply because of David's skill and agility as an experienced warrior? No. The Bible record explains that "Jehovah was with him." (1 Samuel 18:11-14) Later, when Saul's scheme to have David killed by the Philistines failed, "Saul got to see and know that Jehovah was with David." (1 Samuel 18:17-28) To whom did David give credit for his deliverance? The superscription to Psalm 18 says that David "spoke to Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah had delivered him . . . out of the hand of Saul." Is it not faith-strengthening to know that Jehovah is capable of delivering his people?—Psalm 35:10.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 1:8, 9)