Who is He with? (II Samuel 22-23; Psalm 57)

“With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; with the purified you deal purely, and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.”  II Samuel 22:26-27

Recently, while I was deep in study, at the office I heard someone asking my Administrative Assistant the following question.; “Is Pastor with anyone at this moment.”  The person was sincerely not wanting to bother me if I was meeting with someone.  Her answer was amazing: “He is meeting with the Lord.”

Question:  “Who are you with today?”

As David pens this awesome praise course in II Samuel 22, which lasts for 51 verses, we see the joy of David in “being with the Lord.”

God had given David peace from his enemies, Vs: 1.

David describes for us how this happened:

  • God was his foundation.  He was on the rock of Jesus.
  • God was his fortress.  He was hidden behind God’s shield of faith.  He was sheltered from the storms.
  • God was his deliverer.  In every battle God came through.  David was never once injured.

David breaks out in praise in Vs: 4.  He then describes the battles the Lord took him through, Vs: 5-25.

Then in verses 26-27 we come to application of the song.  Read again II Samuel 22:26-27.  David wants his readers to understand the following:

  • If you are walking in mercy, holiness, and in purity, you will experience the glorious favor of God.
  • If you are walking without mercy, without holiness, and without purity, you will experience the grave disfavor of God.

This very day I was challenged to know that God walks with me because He has redeemed me, Romans 2:1-4.  I am who I am by His great power, I Timothy 1:15-16.  I have what I have because of His mercy, Ephesians 2:4-5.  I do what I do because of His sovereign direction, Phil. 3:20-21.

I was also challenged to stay away from a lifestyle that would cause God to disfavor my life.

Brothers and sisters, “Who are you with?”  This speaks volumes to our success or failure!!!

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