Scripture Reading: 2Sa 5:20
And David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.
Reflections: As soon as David was anointed King of Israel, the Philistines launched an attack against him. Assured of victory by God, he marched forward into battle. In the course of the warfare, he witnessed a miracle. He noticed that he had suddenly become too strong for the Philistine army to deal with. At that point, the Philistines fled for their lives, leaving the images of their god’s behind which he picked up and burnt. Later as he thought through the entire miracle of how he had won this swift victory, he concluded it was because the LORD had jumped out in front of him like a bursting flood which enabled him to have the upper hand. He therefore named the battle site ‘Baalperazim’which means the one who goes ahead to enable us breakthrough. Like David, should your enemies rise against you, the Lord will jump up in front of you like a busting flood. You will then be enabled to deal with them effectively. With God, your enemies will be no match for you!
Prayer: Arise oh Lord and jump up in front of me like a bursting flood so I can overcome my enemies.
Confession: I win the battles against my life. The Lord is my strength and shield. He goes ahead of me like a bursting flood.