Daily Devotions


Day 226

Psalm 109:24a "My knees are weak through fasting..."

Day 226 – Psalm 109

“My knees are weak through fasting…” Psalm 109:24a


What did David have left? His faith was probably one of the few things that were left. He clung to his trust in God with all the strength he could muster.

“My knees are weak through fasting,
And my flesh is feeble from lack of fatness.
I also have become a reproach to them;
When they look at me, they shake their heads.”
Psalm 109:24-25

1. “Fasting”

a) This is a reference to prayer.
b) Prayer in turn reflects faith in God.
c) David fasted and prayed till his knees were literally weak.
d) His health suffered even as his body became weak.

2. “Faith”

a) David clung to his faith in God.
b) He would not yield to his weakness of the flesh.
c) He believed that God would hear his prayers against the wicked.

3. Enemies

a) They must have gloated at his plight.
b) They continued to persecute him, seeking his destruction.

4. Friends

a) Did he have any friends left?
b) If so, he had become a reproach to them.
c) They would shake their heads each time they looked at him.
d) David must have been at one of the lowest points of his life!