2 Samuel 22:1-7, 18-20
“1 David spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.
2 He said:
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,
3 my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation,
my stronghold and my refuge,
my savior; you save me from violence.
4 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
5 For the waves of death encompassed me,
the torrents of perdition assailed me;
6 the cords of Sheol entangled me,
the snares of death confronted me.
7 In my distress I called upon the LORD;
to my God I called.
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry came to his ears…
7 He reached from on high, he took me,
he drew me out of mighty waters….
18 He delivered me from my strong enemy,
from those who hated me;
for they were too mighty for me.
19 They came upon me in the day of my calamity,
but the LORD was my stay.
20 He brought me out into a broad place;
he delivered me, because he delighted in me.” NRSV
With Thanksgiving a day away, it seemed fitting to be reminded of some of the great “thanksgiving” passages in the Bible. In these verses we are near the end of King David’s life. 2 Samuel 22 contains King David’s song of praise and thanksgiving to God. Here, in this excerpt, we get but a taste of David’s devotion to God. I encourage to read the entire chapter. The imagery is exceptional.
God has blessed us all with much for which to give thanks to God!
Be a blessing to someone today!