Focus: “He that is our God is the God of Salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death” Psalm 68:20
Scripture Reading: Psalm 68:1-35.
Our God is God of Salvation, the author of deliverance. He is the one who has been protecting us from dangers and perils of life. He is always ready to save us because of our covenant with Him through His Son our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. To our God belongs the issues of death. He has ways and means of rescuing us from death, when we are at wit’s end and see no way of escape, he opens door of deliverance unto us.
The Psalmist penned this Psalm at the removal of the Ark of God from the house of Obededom to the prepared place on Mount Zion. He looked back and saw how the ark caused the death of Uzzah and on other hand the blessed of Obed-Edom. He concluded with the fact that to our God belongs the issue of death (2 Samuel 6&7). Why should Uzzah die for touching the Ark and Obed-Edom blessed for living with the Ark? While it is good to be healthy and strong, to be sick does not mean death if God has not approved it.
Brethren, many may be dying on daily basis, the fact that God still rescues many from death on daily basis. Many walked through the valley of the shadow of death and returned home unhurt. (Psalm 23:5). God alone can reveal the path of destruction and death and also He alone can guide us to safety. Therefore commit your life in to the hands of God; He will protect it for you. Thank God that He still keeps you alive.
Today, God will show you mercy; He will preserve your life from sudden and untimely death. That your illness is not unto death!. I will not die, but live and proclaim what the Lord has done (Psalm 118:17).