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Seeds of Hope: Power Belongs To God

“God has spoken once.” Then it seems as if he thought for a moment and then corrected himself. No, he said, “Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God!” God spoke a second time directly to him. That is the value of waiting in silence before God. When we are patient, we allow God to do His work in our lives and give us His directions! David was surrounded by false gods and idols. But there was a dramatic difference between his God and the gods of those who did not worship the living God. David’s God, the one, true living God, addressed David and His chosen people in words, visions, dreams, angelic visitations and finally in and through His incarnate Son, Jesus.

The fact that God speaks directly to us is a basic difference between Himself and idols. David made a simple, straightforward, significant statement: .”..You, O God are strong …You, O God are loving.” David drew a clear distinction between his God and other gods. His God was involved in the lives of His people in guiding and guarding them, in protecting and providing for them.

We could never enjoy or understand, recognize or appreciate the love of God if He did not demonstrate His power, strength and might. We see His strength and faithfulness in the many victories He gave David over his foes. And we can understand the depth of His love and mercy when He forgave David for his sins.
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