In Psalm 144, David is praying for Israel and asking God for bountiful provisions. He is also questioning what this life is about and why God would care so much for us. We are a wisp and God is eternal. He knows God could come down to us at anything and take charge in a magnificent and powerful way. Instead, God works with us, fighting for us. For our physical selves and our spiritual selves. It is too big for any of us to truly understand.
The psalm starts out with David thanking God for teaching him how to fight his battles. This verse made me think of how Jesus taught us to fight our battles. To love our enemies, to turn the other cheek, to not fight evil with evil, but to fight evil with good. It takes concentration, prayer and self control to fight this way and the victory won will belong to God.
Romans 12:14-18. Ask God to bless everyone who mistreats you. Ask him to bless them and not to curse them. When others are happy, be happy with them, and when they are sad, be sad. Be friendly with everyone. Don’t be proud and feel that you know more than others. Make friends with ordinary people. Don’t mistreat someone who has mistreated you. But try to earn the respect of others, and do your best to live at peace with everyone.
See you tomorrow for Psalm 145.