May 26: God is Israel’s Protector

Most of Israel’s existence she has been hated by her neighbors.  Enemies from within and from without have tried to destroy her.  But what God did for King David He continues to do for Israel. These words are just as true today as they were when David praised God for saving him from his enemy.

Psalm 18:2-3

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; 
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; 
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; 
so shall I be saved from my enemies.

David uses many words to describe God’s protection, but the one with the greatest significance is one we’ve seen many times before: יִשְׁעִי (from the root ישע – ysha) which, in its various forms, is translated as “saved,” “salvation,” and savior.  God is Israel’s protector, deliverer and savior.

 

PRAY ISRAEL WILL TURN ONLY TO GOD FOR PROECTION, DELIEVERANCE AND SALVATION.

A mountain stream in the Golan.
A mountain stream in the Golan.

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