Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Like a Mighty Flood – 1 Chronicles 14 (RBHW)

Whenever there is a threat of hurricane or extensive rainfall in Jamaica there are some locations where the inhabitants are anxiously warned to evacuate in order to avert certain disaster. Sometimes when you watch world news casts and you see footage for major flood rains, you get keen sense of the terrifying force of water when you see cars floating like plastic toys and entire houses torn from their foundation. You sometimes see towering trees that become felled and the equilibrium of life becomes distorted. Few things there are that can defy the deadly force of flood waters. When flood waters come you just have to wait it out and hope you survive.

What an awesome description and testimony David gives of God's accomplishments through him, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.” 1 Chron. 14: 11. That is how invincible we become with God by our side. Little wonder then that there was the fear of David among all the nations around - he was a "terrible" flood.

But here's a glorious inconsistency with water that is worth noting, "When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him." Isa 59: 19. Praise the Lord, not all flood waters are worth the worry.

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