A Song of Deliverance

And David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul

II Samuel 22:1

The Bible speaks much of singing praises and song to the Lord.  In fact, as Christians, we should always have a song in our hearts.  In this chapter, David is praising the Lord for His goodness to him and for all of His protection and deliverance throughout his life.  There are a couple of things in this verse that I think should characterize our praise to the Lord.

1. Our thanksgiving and praise to the Lord should be immediate.
-“David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that Lord had delivered him…”.  As soon as the Lord delivered David, he stopped to praise and thank Him.  How often does the Lord bless us or answer our prayers and, while we enjoy the blessing, we don’t immediately stop to thank Him and praise Him?  Our praise should be instantaneous.

2. Our thanksgiving and praise to the Lord should be specific.
-“David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul”.  David didn’t just offer a general praise.  He, of course, did offer several general psalms of thanksgiving and praise.  And we should offer continuously psalms of thanksgiving and praise.  But we should also be specific in our thanksgiving and praise.

3. Our thanksgiving and praise should take place.
-The specifics of David’s song of thanksgiving and praise are nice to think about and would be good to apply to our lives.  But the fact is that David thanked the Lord and praised Him for His deliverance.  We have to start somewhere.  If we aren’t praising the Lord enough (are any of us really praising Him enough?), then it is time to start!  Thank Him and praise Him for all that He has done for you!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for pointing out these things about praising God. I like the one about just starting . . .just do it, huh? 🙂 And the more we do it, the more it becomes an immediate response. I’ve gotten through some tough times by praising Him . . .and it was like He just carried me through. God bless you and your love of Jesus!

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    • Yes- “just do it”! That’s a good one. I like your thought that the more we praise Him, the more it becomes an immediate response. That is what I want my life to be- all about Him.

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