God Continually Gives us Strength
For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
In this psalm, the psalmist is reflecting on all the great things that the Lord has done for him, both in times of distress and in times of prosperity. In these verses, David talks about the reliability and consistency of our Lord:”…who is a rock save our God?”
Then, David transitions to talking about God’s strength:”It is God that girdeth me with strength…” The word girdeth means to bind, to invest, to surround. In this context, the word means to bind with strength. Thus, what David is saying is that it is God that continually binds me with strength.
The application of this verse is that we should never allow ourselves to say that we are too weak to have victory over sin; we must remember that God is who binds us with strength. We must also not get prideful and think that we can be strong in our flesh and fight temptation. Our strength rests in God, not in our flesh.
The last part of our text reads “…and maketh my way perfect.” God gives us strength to fight temptation, and he also makes us to follow His Ways when we ask for His strength to replace our own. May we be encouraged today to rely on God and His strength.