Daily Devotional: Psalms 18:30-36
30 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? 32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. 34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. 35 You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. 36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him- 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.
God has always made what would seem to mankind, the most unlikely choices to do his work. In the Old Testament he chose shepherds (one of the most lowly occupations of the day) to be leaders and kings. He chose a vine keeper to be a prophet and another to be a judge. Jesus called some fishermen and then a social outcast “sinner” publican to be apostles. God can use anyone he wants to use.
A young man named Saul was from a wealthy family, was well educated, was among the leaders of the Jews in his early days but he was also the chief enemy of Christ and his people. What person would have ever dreamed that he would become the great apostle Paul who preached the gospel to the Gentiles all over the world and penned many of the books of our New Testament?
This means we can do the will of God and he can use us today. It doesn’t matter if we come from wealth or poverty, if we have several degrees or none or what part of town we live in; God can use us for his purposes. Some of the greatest servants of God have been godly women who raised children to serve him by preaching or teaching or being good examples to others. God can use us where we are.
Heavenly Father I am so thankful for your wisdom that transcends my ability to comprehend. As I see the beautiful sunset each day or watch as that same sun seems to rise over the trees to the heights of the sky to give light to all, I see your majesty, your power and your love for me. I am so thankful for the springtime each year as the flowers bloom and all seems so fresh with new life but also for the fall when the colors change and your horizon is painted with beauty that only you can create. Use me in your will as you know best. In Jesus name.