Psalm 20, Trust in the name – Memory Monday

Learned last week:
     Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand.
     Some trust in horses and some in chariots, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
     They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.
More Memory Monday
Psalm 20:6-8

My daughter didn’t actually collapse and fall, but she was very weak for a few days with the flu. So we didn’t start memorizing these verses as early in the week as the schedule prescribed, but once we did start, they came together quickly. (Especially verse 7: we sing it often with our church.)

As an anointed king, King David was often spared by God’s right hand. In big ways and small ways.

But even years earlier, David knew where his salvation came from. In his stand-off with the giant Goliath, David said, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts…and all this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the LORD’s…” (1 Samuel 17:45-47)

And Goliath did indeed collapse and fall, while David remained tall and upright.

I’m glad my daughter is standing upright again, after her fight with physical sickness.

The mass mania of the swine flu appears to be striking us with great swords and spears. We’re tempted to place our surety of victory in vaccines and Tamiflu and hand sanitizers.

The Lord may give us those good tools to use, just as he provided David the five smooth pebbles, but in the end, it is still the Lord’s name that we trust in. And all credit and all glory still belong to the saving might of his right hand.

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Learning this week:
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 19:11

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For extra camaraderie as you learn your own memory verses for Memory Monday, visit Joanne at The Simple Wife.

3 comments:

Carrie said...

Hi! I am visiting from Memory Monday!!

I have been struck down alot this month in various ways, physically and emotionally. Thanks for the reminder to trust in the name of the Lord!

MomE said...

Happy Memory Monday! Thanks for the reminder amidst the media hyper frenzy..."run, run in circles...we're all gonna die!" It's great to be reminded where our help comes from!!

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Lisa,

I love the next verse you're going to learn. May need to make myself a little card and learn it to--and the girls!

And I always love reading how and why people chose the verse they did and hearing what makes it especially meaningful. Thanks for sharing!

Joanne

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