He Trains My Hands for War - Psalm 144:1-2

Verse of the Day - Day 136

He Trains My Hands for War
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Today's Bible Verse:

Psalm 144:1-2
Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle—My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me. (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: He Trains My Hands for War

Do you ever feel like you're in the middle of a war? The Christian life isn't always a warm and fuzzy experience.

Sometimes we find ourselves in a spiritual battle. It's easy to feel vulnerable and exposed at these time. We must remember, however, we are not fighting these battles in our own strength.

In today's passage, King David praised the Lord, recognizing that it was God who had enabled him to win the victory over his enemies. Moreover, the Lord had taught him how to fight and protected him.

What does God's boot camp entail? How does he train us for war? The term "trains" here refers to an exercise in learning. Here's a nugget of truth from the passage: you may not know why you're in a battle, but you can be sure God wants to teach you something. He's walking you through an exercise in learning. 

The Lord Is Your Rock

Don't let the battle shake you from your firm foundation in Christ. Remember, the Lord is your rock. The Hebrew word for "rock" used here is tsur. It highlights God's stability and the protection that he supplies whenever we are in the battle.

God's got you solidly covered. He won't hesitate or weaken from day to day.

The Lord is loving, kind, and loyal; he will provide a fortress for us in the storms of life. He is our high tower, our deliverer, our shield, and our refuge. God promises to subdue our enemies. The battle cannot be fought and won by flesh and blood alone.

 

In Ephesians 6:10-18, the Apostle Paul outlines a six-piece set of armor, our spiritual defense against the enemy of our souls. The Armor of God may be invisible, but it's just as real as military equipment. When we use it properly and wear it daily, it provides solid protection against the enemy's onslaught.

Let God train your hands for war and you'll be supernaturally equipped with the only firepower needed against Satan's attacks. And remember, God is your protection and shield. Bless him and praise him! You don't have to fight the battle alone. 

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