Psa 20:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
Psa 20:2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of
Psa 20:3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
Psa 20:4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
Psa 20:5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
Psa 20:6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
Psa 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Psa 20:8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
Psa 20:9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
- God Hears our Prayers – vs 1-4
- What do we run to in troubling times?
i. Psalm 18:2-3
- God is Our Salvation – vs 5-6
- God Saves us from the enemy
ii. Isaiah 40:31
- Divine Intervention
- Do not Trust in Worldly Might – vs 7-9
- Weapons and technology will not save you
i. Napoleon – “God is on the side that has the heaviest artillery” – “I make circumstances” – After Waterloo quoting Thomas a Kempis “Man proposes, but God disposes”
- David’s ending plea
i. Cry out to God in simple faith – let’s not over complicate things
1. “Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. Captain, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.”
- Stonewall Jackon
2. Psalm 74:12
3. Matthew 18:1-4