"There is no help for him in God"
Day 20 – Psalm 3
“There is no help for him in God” Psalm 3:2
STRATEGIES OF ENEMIES
David had fought many battles. He was exposed to war from a young age. He must have learned many lessons about “enemy strategies”. The following text indicates that David had understood how his enemies sought to attack him.
“LORD, how they have increased who trouble me!
Many are they who rise up against me.
Many are they who say of me,
‘There is no help for him in God.'”
1. Increase of the number of enemies
a) If the number of enemies is small, the threat may not be very real or strong.
b) But if the number of enemies can be increased significantly, it can be a worrying problem.
2. Giving trouble to the king
a) Criminal acts could be perpetrated.
b) Destabilizing acts would also weaken the rule of the king.
c) Uprisings are always difficult to handle.
3. Psychological warfare
a) Psychological warfare is not a new theory.
b) It was used in ancient times.
c) One psychological weapon that was deadly was the use of “verbal taunts”.
d) The suggestion was that no help from God may be expected.
i) This can undermine the confidence of faith in God.
ii) This can create much unbelief in the heart.
iii) This can cause despair to fill the heart.
These “weapons of war” were utilized against David mercilessly!