THE GATES OF DEATH WILL NOT SHUT ON US.
David begins the Psalms by making a proclamation of praise to and about the Lord with his whole heart. He then says he will tell of the wonders of the Lord in the congregation. Does that sound like a good idea to anyone? Praising the Lord and declaring of all His marvelous deeds and working in our lives. David was not just doing this in His quiet time but in the gathering time of the people. Have you given much thought lately of the good things the Lord has done in your life, has your testimony in the gathering of God’s people been of the greatness of Your God. Look what David was praising the Lord for and I know that it will encourage you to do the same.
1. My enemy has had to turn back. 2. The Lord has taken up my cause. 3. The Lord always judges righteously. 4. The Lord will have the last word in every situation. 5. The Lord has a place of refuge for us to find rest. 6. The Lord will never turn His back. 7. The Lord never has a deaf ear to my request. 8. The enemy’s plans have been reversed on him.
It would be good for all of us to write a psalm listing what the Lord has done. Sometimes it is easy to forget what the Lord has done in the past because I am so focused on the future. If I praise the Lord for what He has done in the past, it will be easier for me to believe for victory in my future. The Lord is the same yesterday and today and tomorrow and His mercy and grace are always extended toward me. Let’s remember today that the Lord will never forsake us and the gates of death will not shut on us.
Scripture to meditate:
(Psa 9:10 NIV) Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.