The King Hears and Delivers
For the king will hear and deliver his maidservant from the hand of the man who would destroy me and my son together from the inheritance of God.’
2 Samuel 14:16
The woman from Tekoa was fully aware, through gaining an audience with the king, she would have her requests heard. There was a great opportunity for David to use his power, to make a judgment and deliver, not her son, but Absalom. God is not only our king but our deliverer and those who call to Him for aid He will help.
Our God is not only the King of kings but our strong deliverer. David, even as a boy, knew God as his deliverer and confidently faced the giant Goliath. David had spoken to Saul: “The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine” (1 Samuel 17:37).
How about us? Do we have that kind of confidence in the Lord to deliver us from any situation? Psalm 138:7 tells us:
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me (ESV).
Imagine, not only will God deliver us from any current situations in our lives but He will deliver us from our death and the grave in our future:
Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us… (2 Corinthians 1:9-10).
Are you in need of God’s deliverance today? Then call on His name!
Not facts, not scientific knowledge, but eternal Truth delivers men.