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  • Writer's pictureDanny Domingo


David wrote Psalm 60 when he was fighting against the Edomite as the new king of Israel. This event took place before he committed sin with Bathsheba. David just defeated the Philistines, the Moabites, the Arameans, and other kingdoms, but when he fought against the Edomites, it seemed they had trouble defeating them and could lose the war (2 Samuel 8). So David wrote Psalm 60 to ask God for victory, "Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us and no longer go out with our armies? Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless. With God, we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies (Psalm 60:9-12). David knew that only God could give them victory. And if God would not help them, they would never defeat their enemies. One of the lessons that we learn from this Psalm is that God fights for David. The only reason David defeated the other kingdom was that God was fighting for him.

David defeated all his enemies because God was fighting for him. In the same manner, God fights for us. Our God is the one that gives us victory over our difficult circumstances. When Satan or the evil things of this world attack us, God is with us, fighting for us. God is always behind the scenes, working in our situations. He is fighting our battles even when we do not see with our own eyes. Our Lord Jesus is our Good Shepherd who takes care of us. He is our protector and defender. Eventually, God gave victory to David. He was able to defeat the Edomites. According to 2 Samuel 8:13-14, David became known after he returned to Jerusalem after striking down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. All the Edomites became subject to David, for the Lord God gave victory wherever David went. 

Let us trust in our God because He is fighting our battles. When we feel defeated, let us remember that our God never loses. It is the lies of Satan that make us believe that we are losers. We are more than conquerors in our Lord Jesus. So, let us rise above our circumstances and focus on Jesus, for He is the source of our victory.

Questions for application: (Think through these questions carefully, meditate on them while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you.) Who always fights for my battles? Who can give me victory? In knowing that God fights for me, how should I live my life?

Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.


Dear Father in Heaven, I am so thankful that you are always fighting for me. You are the one who gives me victory over my enemies and circumstances. Please help me to focus my eyes on you and follow you. Please help me to reject in my mind that I am a loser. Please help me to see myself the way you want me to see myself, and that is I am victorious because you are always fighting for my battles. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen. 


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