Warrior of Faith Psalms 23 and 144
Ancient Biblical history is not painted with roses. It was a time marked with much struggle, pain, and warfare. One of the greatest warriors of this time was King David of Israel. Ever since he slew the giant Goliath he was a man marked for greatness. This incident in David’s youth was a type-and-shadow of events that would plague Israel’s future. 150 Psalms would come from king David’s rule, Two of the greatest Psalms renown by most warriors even today, is Psalm 23 and Psalm 144.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;” (Psalm 23 Fear no Evil Shirt ) thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. -Psalm 23 KJV
“Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:” (Psalm 144 Warrior Shirt) My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: That our oxen may be strong to labor; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets. Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD. -Psalm 144 KJV
Faith in Battle
Having faith upon the battlefield is nothing new. Ever since man began to slaughter one another on the field of battle, faith has played an important role. In our day to day living, human life is given great value. During war however, the opposite id true. Human life is rather insignificant. Warriors have looked to divine guidance on the battlefield ever since the dawn of man.