“And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD God of Heaven’s Armies was with him…And David realized that the LORD had confirmed him as king over Israel and had blessed his kingdom…”
2 Samuel 5:10, 12
Source is defined as the cause, or the one that initiates something. Today’s scripture clearly states the Source of King David’s power, but what is even more notable is that DAVID realized the Lord was his Source!
Eight times in the Bible (NLT), God is referred to as our Source In fact, those verses name HIM as our joy, righteousness, strength, peace, hope, comfort, and eternal salvation. That covers our entire life! David himself declared to Israel through one of his psalms to praise the LORD, the Source of their life.
When a person knows their Source, their prayers change. Notice that when the Philistines mobilized all their forces to capture King David, the inquiry made to his Lord was not, “Will I defeat them?” but instead, “Will YOU hand them over to me?” (5:19) He did not trust in himself; he trusted in the One who gave him power!
How often do I pray, “Oh God, help me defeat this enemy!” True, God helps me when I cry to Him, but does that prayer subtly indicate I am assuming a task that only HE can perform? If I believe GOD is truly my Source, perhaps I will focus on HIS strength, instead of my own.
“Oh God, YOU are my Source—I trust YOU alone!”