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by Dr Andre and Jenny Roebert
Friday, 12 October 2018 | Reading taken from Psalm 144:1 (KJV)

In this Psalm David is wholeheartedly praising God for being his strength in battle. He was called to be a man of war, and was most notably successful in his battles; but do you notice how he doesn't boast in his own courage or give credit to his leadership? David gives God the credit for being the One who trained him to be practically skilful in the art of war. He says it's the Lord Who personally trains and strengthens him for battle. Just the same, we are called to the good fight of faith. We must courageously stand our ground securely in God's Word to quench every fiery dart of the enemy. We must take up the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit and move forward in His peace and truth and love. Having the strength and practical knowledge to skilfully apply the wisdom of God's Word to resist the devil, defend the truth and overcome every challenge that presents itself cannot come from ourselves. The Lord is the One Who personally gives us that strength in fact, He is our strength. One commentary says God is full of power, and He becomes the power of those who trust Him. As we yield ourselves to His presence that lives inside us, we can learn from Him and be strengthened by Him to face all things. David was praising the Lord, declaring in the continuous tense, that the Lord is His strength and that He is still teaching him. Even before we physically see the results of our victory, praise is our most appropriate form of action. It sets the atmosphere for success as our eyes and hearts are fixed and focused on the strength and ability of our God, Who in Christ, always leads us into triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14). Today declare that He is your strength and that He is constantly, personally training you to skilfully overcome all things!