Psalms 144:1 A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
Mention is often made about the fact that David was a great fighter. How did he become such a great fighter by the age of 17? There is no record in scriptures that he was taught to fight by any man. Nevertheless, his ability to wage war was like no other. Among his victims were a lion, bear and the giant Goliath. David identified the source of his fighting prowess in Psalms 144:1 when he said blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. The essence of what David was saying was that he was taught to fight by the Spirit of God. In learning to fight he made the Spirit of God his master mentor.
The Holy Spirit is the greatest mentor any man can have. He not only gave David the strength he needed to overcome, but also equipped him in two ways to win battles. First of all David said “he taught my hands to war”. Since the hand is a major part of the body, it was mentioned by David to represent the idea that his war strategies came from God. He was regularly seen throughout the scriptures asking God whether he should go to battle and what strategy he should use. He never lost any battles doing it that way. The second way in which God helped David was to teach his fingers to fight. What David was saying was that his physical skill as a fighter was divinely inspired, it was how he overcame the lion, bear and Goliath.
You can replicate David’s success as a warrior by making God your master mentor. If and when you do, he will endue you with strength and give you war strategies and skill to win spiritual battles.
Life Application: Make God your master mentor by depending on Him totally to guide you into battle.
Prayer: Lord, I depend on you completely to teach me how to fight through my battles. With you as my guide, I know I will be victorious. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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