Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
The phrase “Arise, O Lord” is like a war cry that was used by the Israelites as they marched toward their enemies on a battlefield. By using this phrase, David is invoking the memories of Numbers 10:35. In today´s verse, David continues by demonstrating his faith in the Supremacy of God over evil. He has a rich memory of how God has crashed his enemies in the past namely; Goliath, the Amalekites, and King Saul. The picture we get in this verse is a strong boxer knocking his opponent with a heavy blow that breaks his teeth. Such is the faith of David in his God.
Lessons for today.
- God is prepared to fight our war with the devil.
- No evil can withstand God´s power
- Whenever besieged by evil forces remember to call the name of God