2 Samuel, Chapter 22

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David Sings Psalms of Praise to God

King David writes a psalm of praise to God. When a person is devout to their faith and principles – refraining from sinning and choosing to act righteously, kindly, and wholeheartedlyGod becomes their rock and source of energy. He will stand by their side in times of distress. We must be humble and avoid arrogance. When we act in this way, we are sure to attain God’s help.

“And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he ismy shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me; In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears” (2 Samuel 22:2-7)

“The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them. I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity…As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him” (2 Samuel 21:21-31)

Saintliness is achieved when we overcome negativity and possess absolute certainty that the light of the Creator informs every thought and every deed.