TOTD

1st March 2024


God Save The King

In Psalm 20 King David confidently asserts that the Lord will save His anointed – Messiah (verse 6).
David was the anointed king in His day & the Lord saved His chosen people, Israel, through David’s leadership.
Jesus is our anointed King. The Lord saves to this day through Jesus the ‘Anointed One’ – the Messiah (Acts 2:21).
Today we will focus upon how we are anointed through Christ the ‘Anointed One’.
Through Jesus the Lord saves, delivers & recues us. He continues to answer in the day we call (verse 9). Hallelujah!!


We will rejoice in your salvation,
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfil all your petitions.
Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
They have bowed down and fallen;
But we have risen and stand upright.
Save, Lord!
May the King answer us when we call. Psalm 20:5-9 NKJV


David asserts with utter conviction & supreme confidence ‘Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed’.
David’s cry for deliverance will be heard & answered by the Lord in heaven.
God, Israel’s Great King, will bring about a mighty & miraculous victory.
Through the power & might of His saving right hand the Lord will deliver, rescue & save.
In saving His chosen people God Most High passes judgement upon His enemies.
The chosen people are raised up but the enemies of the Lord are bowed down (collapsed) & fallen. SELAH

King David saw the victories of God in his day but Jesus is the VICTORY OF GOD.
David fought with the Lord at his side & the whole army of Israel behind him.
Jesus fought an eternal spiritual battle alone & unarmed!! Love, light & life won the day. Hallelujah!!
Satan threw everything at Jesus but still Christ triumphed by conquering sin, death & evil.
Jesus is the ‘Anointed One’ & ‘Messianic King’ through whom many will rise & fall (Luke 2:34).
Jesus is both Saviour (Hebrews 9:28) & Judge of ALL humanity (Acts 10:42; 2 Timothy 4:1). SELAH

We are anointed through Christ the ‘Anointed One’ (Galatians 3:26-27, 1 John 2:20 & 27).
The Lord hears & responds to our daily petitions (verse 5) & also our crying out in the day of trouble & distress (verse 1).
Through His mighty & miraculous saving right hand the Lord continues to bring victory & victories to His people.
Our confidence is in the Lord the source of our salvation & the one who saves & delivers His anointed.
Save Lord, may the High King of heaven & earth answer us when we call. Hallelujah!!

For Reflection

  • How strong is my conviction & confidence in the Lord?
  • In what ways am I petitioning & crying out to the Lord for His help & strength?
  • Meditate upon how we share an anointing with Christ the ‘Anointed One’.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that save, deliver & rescue to this day,
That You have saved me through Christ Jesus, Your Son & my Saviour.
Jesus, Anointed Messiah & the Victory of God,
Thank you that You share Your anointing with me,
And have raised me up to newness of life in You.
Holy Spirit fill me with courage, conviction & confidence in Christ my Saviour,
Keep me calling upon the mighty & miraculous Name of the Lord for help, strength & deliverance.
This I ask in the mighty Name of Jesus.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

29th February 2024

In Psalm 20 King David confidently calls upon God the Great King for victory in the day of distress & battle.
King David is looking unto the strong saving strength of the right hand of the Lord for deliverance & victory.
Biblically the right hand symbolises power, strength, might, authority & blessing. Who is it that sists at God’s right hand?
None other than Jesus the Lord’s ‘Anointed King’ through whom He saves – Hallelujah (Hebrews 10:10-14)!!
Today we will focus upon how through His great victory the Lord raise us up & sets us upon our feet (verse 7).

28th February 2024

Psalm 20 depicts King David seeking the help & strength of God the Great King.
It is a Royal Psalm interspersed with prayer & praise as the Lord’s supernatural strength is called upon.
Israel, led by their king, looked to the Lord. The One alone who could save, rescue, deliver & bring victory to His people.
Today we will focus upon remembering & trusting in the Name of the Lord (verse 7).

27th February 2024

David writes confidently of the Lord’s salvation & victory in Psalm 20.
He is also fully assured & has strong confidence that the Lord answers the prayers & petitions of His people (verses 5, 6 & 9).
Whatever David, and the people he is leading, are facing they will look to the Lord.
In the day of trouble & distress they will call on God who alone is the one who will save, rescue, deliver & bring victory to His people.
Psalm 20:5-9 will be the source of our TFD series this week.

25th February 2024

To live in God’s world God’s way requires wisdom from God.
Jesus is the Wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:30) & God freely makes His wisdom available to those that ask for it (James 1:5).
We need godly wisdom when it comes to our Thinking, Talking, Gazing & Going.
Our thinking & talking need a constant watch over them & a close guard.
We must also be attentive to where we set our gaze as it sets the direction for, & is an entry point to, our lives.
In addition, we need to pay attention to where our feet are taking. Being ever mindful of the paths we tread & places we visit.
Today we will focus upon applying divine wisdom to our going – the eyes being a key entry point into our lives.

23rd February 2024

To live in God’s world God’s way requires constant attention of our Thinking, Talking, Gazing & Going.
Applying wisdom from God to each of these realms helps us to keep travelling the Lord’s straight path (Mark 1:3; Hebrews 12:13).
We have looked at how we need to be disciplined to guard & watch over both our thinking & talking.
Also, at how our heart & mouth are so closely & intimately connected. The lips reveal what the heart is full off!!
We must also be disciplined with our eyes & what we allow ourselves to look at. What goes in finds a way of coming out!! SELAH
Today we will focus upon applying divine wisdom to our gazing – the eyes being a key entry point into our lives.

22nd February 2024

Living wisely in God’s world God’s way necessitates the continual discipline of our Thinking, Talking, Gazing & Going.
If we will ask for it & also seek it out in His word the wisdom of God is readily & freely available for us (James 1:5; Proverbs 4:20-27).
Yesterday we considered our hearts as they are the source & fount of all our thinking.
The affections of our hearts affect all our actions so we must continually be attentive to them (Proverbs 4:23).
If we are wise, we pay constant attention to the state of our innermost being for from it flows a fount of life. SELAH
Today we will focus upon applying divine wisdom to our talking & speech – a massive challenge for us all!!

21st February 2024

Wisdom is living in God’s world God’s way. Living by godly wisdom is the safest way to live without regret!!
The book of James tells us that if we lack wisdom we only have to ask our heavenly Father for it (James 1:5).
God who is abundantly rich in wisdom will gladly & liberally supply it. Ask & you will receive – Hallelujah!!
Proverbs 4:20-27 outlines four realms – Thinking, Talking, Gazing & Going – where we can apply God’s wisdom effectively.
Today we will focus upon applying divine wisdom to our thinking – a continual exercise of the heart!!

20th February 2024

We began this year thinking about how we live for God in this world.
This season of Lent it is a good time to remind ourselves of what the Lord requires of us & reflect upon how we are doing.
The book of Proverbs provides wise instruction on how to live in a godly manner.
Proverbs 4:20-27 outlines four areas where we can apply God’s wisdom effectively.
This TFD series will therefore focus on what it means to walk in & apply God’s wisdom in our lives.

Thought for the week

God is love. It is the heart & core of His divine nature. He loves at all times & in all ways.
All His other attributes are tempered through His great & mighty love.
The Old Testament talks of God’s (hesed) loving kindness & the New Testament His unconditional (agape) love.
It is God’s great love that motivated Him to create us & to redeem us (Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:16).
All God is & all He does is satiated & saturated in His amazing, unfailing, enduring love.
Let us take time this week to ponder & prayerfully consider the wonder of the love of God.