Please read Psalm 18 prior to reading the below post. 🙂
Reading various versions and not really being drawn or pulled to any one in particular and realizing that more often than not, this passage is ordinarily referred to either after or while going through times of immense distress, a soul booster, a lifting of one’s mind, will, and emotions in times when seemingly at the lowest of lows. With the reading each version, something begins to stir just within the repetition.
FAITH COMES BY HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD. Romans 10:17
A gentle whisper follows. Why not read this particular Psalm daily, shaking off every weight and care of the day? Seems plausibly and realistically apropos. After all, life does happen on a daily basis. Then another soft suggestion surfaces, why not commence the day proclaiming the words within, expectant of nonetheless? Speak it forth in the present/future tense! Build yourself up for the day’s events, putting on the Armor of God (Eph. 6: 10-20) BEFORE walking out the door, not trying to slip it on, a piece here and another there, only when needed or worse yet, running after it at the end of the day, only to find it hanging in the closet, clean, shiny, and unused.
So, here’s my personal challenge in this…to turn this Psalm, along with the Armor of God excerpt into a daily proclamation and affirmation confessed daily, both morning and night, lifting oneself up for the coming and the closing of the day.
LIFE AND DEATH ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE. Prov. 18:21