BTS PASTORAL LETTER 12 October 2020
Text: Psalm 18
31 For who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a 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 deer,
And sets me on my high places.
34 He teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
OBSERVATION AND INTERPRETATION
- A deep and fresh appreciation of God
a) This is wonderfully expressed
b) It speaks of a heart of high regard for the Lord
- Reasons for this high regard of the LORD
a) God is compared to a mighty Rock
b) He gives us strength
c) He makes our way “perfect”
i) This does not mean “sinless”
ii) It does not mean trouble free
iii) It means we can be sure that all things will work together for good
d) He gives us “the feet of deer”
i) We can climb high
ii) We can be strong and steady
e) The high places
i) These are areas of safety
ii) Only deer can climb these high places safely
i) For David, it was physical warfare
ii) For us, it is spiritual warfare
iii) God will teach us how to war successfully
i) This was an ancient weapon
ii) In Roman times, it was “the sword”
iii) The point is that God will train us to be good soldiers
APPLICATION TO LIFE AND MINISTRY
- The Lord must feature strongly in our life
a) We must never have an inactive faith
b) Our relationship with God must be stronger
- We must train well to be good soldiers of the Lord
a) We need to be stronger
b) We need to be more skilful
c) We must always be vigilant
d) We must learn to be courageous
Let us seek a strong and unshakeable faith!
Pastor Charles Tan