1 Chronicles 9:17-10:14; Acts 27:33-44; Psalms 9:1-8; Proverbs 3:21-26
Psalms: “I will thank the Lord with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous works. I will rejoice and boast about you; I will sing about your name, Most High. When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before you. For you have upheld my just cause; you are seated on your throne as a righteous judge. You have rebuked the nations: You have destroyed the wicked; you have erased their name forever and ever. The enemy has come to eternal ruin; you have uprooted the cities, and the very memory of them has perished. But the Lord sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for judgment. And he judges the world with righteousness; he executes judgment on the nations with fairness.” (Psalms 9:1-8 CSB)
This psalm of David was written in response to a victory or series of victories against the enemy nations that surrounded Israel. In this psalm, David lifted up praise and thanksgiving and celebrated God’s justice. David did not boast in himself and his feats. He boasted in the Lord and His wonderful works. David’s confidence was not is his own military strength and military strategy. His confidence was in his eternal and unshakable God, the Lord Most High. El Elyon (God Most High) was the Name that Abram (Abraham) worshiped and honored after a decisive victory, and that was Who David worshiped and honored here. El Elyon is the God of all gods… the Lord of all lords… the King of all kings – the highest and most supreme One of all. David knew that over the course of time, kingdoms would rise and fall, but the Lord would remain enthroned forever… and His throne is an everlasting throne of righteousness and justice. With the Lord seated on His throne, wickedness will not last forever. The enemy will come to eternal ruin and wickedness will be erased forever. Just like David of old, we can place our confidence in the Lord God Most High and know that whoever may ascend and descend in leadership over our nation and the nations of the world, God remains seated on His throne of righteousness and justice forever.
Proverbs: “Maintain sound wisdom and discretion. My son, don’t lose sight of them. They will be life for you and adornment for your neck. Then you will go safely on your way; your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; you will lie down, and your sleep will be pleasant. Don’t fear sudden danger or the ruin of the wicked when it comes, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from a snare.” (Proverbs 3:21-26 CSB)
Maintain sound wisdom and discretion. Sound wisdom is wisdom that is free from error, fallacy, flaw or defect. Truly sound wisdom can only come from Wisdom Himself: the Lord God. Discretion is discernment that allows you to see through the craftiness, fraud, deception, and snares of the enemy. All-knowing and all-seeing discretion can only come from the One Who knows and sees all: The Lord God. When we make the Lord our Lord through faith and obedience, The Lord becomes our Light to see through even the deepest darkness, and our salvation to rescue us from the snares and pitfalls that lie in our way. When we make the Lord our Lord through faith and obedience, we abide in Him and His word abides in us through the Holy Spirit… and through His Holy Spirit, He graces us with His sound wisdom and His discretion. When we make the Lord our Lord through faith and obedience, we can be confident because the Lord God Most High rules our life and leads our way.