David’s Song and Last Words (2 Samuel 22:1 – 23:7; 1 Kings 2:10 – 11, 1 Chronicles 29:26 – 30)

After David won victory over Saul and all his enemies, he sang a song of praise for God’s deliverance.  Some of the famous phrases we hear in our modern worship songs.

“I will call upon the Lord, Who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.”

“For by you I can run against a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall.”

“The Lord lives!  Blessed be my Rock!  Let God be exalted, the Rock of my salvation!”

David then gives some last instructions to His people.  He says that the leader of Israel must be just, ruling in the fear of God.  David admitted his own failures, but then spoke of the everlasting covenant between him and God.  God promised to increase David’s kingdom and house, and that his enemies and rebels would be thrust away.

David is nearing the end of his life, and he gives praise to the God of his salvation.  He admits his own inadequacies and failures, and then touts the faithfulness of God to His people and to David.  Sounds like good advice for us as we approach a transition or even an end in our lives.  Glorify God, for He is the source of all our blessings!

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