Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes. When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them. You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind. Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed. You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow. Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might.
Thanksgiving promotes thanksgiving. When we take time to thank God for His work in our lives, others are inspired to do the same.
After King David returned from battle he took the time to thank God for the victory. He didn’t flaunt his win; he humbly directed the victory to God. The congregation followed his example. They praised God for delivering the king and his soldiers (their fathers, husbands, and sons). God brings the victory. Plots and wicked schemes cannot succeed when God is on our side. He is mighty to save.
The leader’s thanksgiving and confidence produced the same results among the members of the congregation. This is an extremely important principle for parents. The speed of the leader will be the speed of the team. We must model what we believe. Our children will hear what we say; they will learn what we show them.
Father, help us learn not only the importance of giving thanks but the importance of providing a model of giving thanks. Help us show our children and grandchildren what it looks like to praise You for all of Your work in our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.