If God Be For You,Who Can Be Against You?

Ms. Ann By Ms. Ann, 16th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The prayer David prayed in Psalm 59 exhibits the humility David had for God and shows his personal relationship and dependence on God to resolve an issue that could have easily consumed his thinking. David knew if God handled this hatred, it would be resolved according to 'the will of God.' He trusted God more than he trusted himself. Saul trusted himself more than he trusted God.

If God Be For You, Who Can Be Against You?

If God Be For You, Who Can Be Against You?If God Be For You, Who Can Be Against You?If God Be For You, Who Can Be Against You​?
I Samuel 19:9-24 and Psalm 59:5

Jonathan was a close friend of David. Jonathan's father, King Saul, hated David-who would later become king of Israel. Here is how David prayed to God in Psalm 59:1-5 concerning this situation between he and King Saul. The prayer demonstrates that David trusted God to fix this problems more than he trusted himself to resolve it. This prayer shows David's reverence for God and his relationship to God. David did not allow Saul's hatred of him to entrap or confine his ability to trust God in all things. It reads as follows:

1)”Deliver me from mine enemies, O My god: defend me from them that rise up against me.
2)Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
3)For lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the might(Saul) are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord.
4)They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.
5)Thou therefore, O Lord God of Hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors.”

David's prayer was asking God to take care of my enemies. I will not raise my hand against them personally, meaning Saul. David wanted God to fight his battle and this is in line with The Word of God. You see the dilemma was Saul, the King wanted to kill David in his bed. David's wife helped him to escape her father. David retreated to a city called Naioth, where Samuel, the prophet was living.

Many of us have experienced someone hating us for no apparent reason, or seemingly without rationale. People suffering from deep personal insecurities oftentimes, behave in a manner where they are consumed with hatred. Hatred is malevolent and feeds on itself.

Well, in this instance-Saul sent messengers to destroy David but God caused the messengers to begin to speak prophesy. This happened twice with the messengers King Saul sent. Finally, King Saul went himself. The same thing happened. Saul stripped naked and prophesied all day long. God did not destroy the messengers or Saul because God is merciful in allowing us to understand and rectify our failures and shortcoming, if we choose to do so. Saul was jealous of David and feared him because of the 'favor of God that was upon him.'

We know that people can hate for many reasons. You may be hated because of the color of your skin, your talent, your intellect, your beauty, your position in life, your material belongings, or for just existing. The lesson to be learned in this stems from the personal insecurities of Saul. Saul could not be appeased in his hatred of David because Saul never accepted that it was God who had Samuel anoint him King of Israel. He did not earn the position. The Word of God says this in Romans 12:19b.

“Vengeance is mine, says The Lord. I will repay.”

David knew it was a God thing and he would not kill the man God had anointed king of Israel. This account of this problem is found in I Samuel 19:9-24. Saul's life ended with him asking an Amalakite to kill him with his sword. He was thereafter beheaded unceremoniously. David was made King of Judah.


David, Enemies, Jeoulousy, King Saul, Samuel The Prophet

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author avatar Funom Makama
16th Feb 2012 (#)

This is excellent and divine. God bless you friend.

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author avatar Ms. Ann
17th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you Funom. God be with you.

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author avatar ittech
17th Feb 2012 (#)

thanks for share

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author avatar ittech
18th Feb 2012 (#)

interesting writing again . Thnx for sharing .

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