“The Lord Has Rewarded Me…”
David’s great psalm of deliverance by the Lord in 2 Samuel 22 contains many interesting truths.
The next few verses are enlightening…and confusing?
Watch what the Lord did.
Watch what David says as to the reason.
2 Sa 22:21-22
“The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
“For I have kept the ways of the LORD,
And have not acted wickedly against my God.
The Lord had rewarded David…
The Lord recompensed David…
- According to David’s righteousness
- According to the cleanness of David’s hands
We are immediately reminded of the various sins of David revealed in the Word.
Yet, David states…
- I have kept the ways of the Lord
- I have not acted wickedly against God
David acknowledged his sins.
Then he moved on in the power of the Lord.
Forgetting what was behind…he pressed on…
“He Delighted in Me”
David continues the long word of thanks and praise unto the Lord.
The Lord had rescued David.
The Lord did more.
2 Sa 22:20
“He also brought me forth into a broad place;
He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
The Lord brought David into a broad place…wide expanses…figuratively it means a place of freedom, a place free from stress and anxiety.
The Lord brought peace.
The Lord brought freedom.
The Lord rescued.
The Lord brought victory over enemies.
Because He delighted in David.
Why did the Lord delight in David?
Did David “do everything right”?
Was David “perfect”?
If you know anything about David, then you know he was not perfect.
Yet, the Lord delighted in Him.
We will see why.
Does the Lord delight in you?
“The Lord - Our Support”
We continue with David’s great song of the Lord’s deliverance…
2 Sa 22:17-19
“He sent from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
“He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
“They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the LORD was my support.
Note David’s situation.
It was a day of calamity.
A strong enemy had come against him.
An enemy too strong for him.
An enemy who hated.
An intense confrontation.
What did the Lord do?
He “sent from on high”.
He took David.
He drew David out of many waters…a picture of chaos, fear.
He delivered David.
The Lord will do the same for those who are His.
He will deliver.
As He was with David, He is our support.
“The Rebuke of the Lord…”
David cried to the Lord.
The Lord heard.
The Lord responded.
The Lord rescued.
We continue to see the things the Lord did.
2 Sa 22:16
“Then the channels of the sea appeared,
The foundations of the world were laid bare
By the rebuke of the LORD,
At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
The Lord parted some water on the behalf of David?
We know God had done it before…Moses…Joshua.
As Jesus revealed, the Lord controls all the He created.
Foundations of the world!
There is more to the “foundations of the world” than we know…more than we likely want to know.
Know this, all bow before the Lord.
The Lord is for us.