Christian Endeavour Times
2 Samuel 22:1-51
And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies…
Max O'Rell has well and wittily said that people are divided into two classes — those who complain that roses have thorns and those who rejoice that thorns have roses. We know to which class we ought to belong. Let us make most of our mercies. God is a great God, and His gifts are like Himself, and more than can be numbered. The Rev. Mark Guy Pearse tells us that, when going home from a meeting once on a starlit night, and wishing to have a little quiet to think, he gave his little girl, who was with him, the task of counting the stars, knowing this would be a task long enough until they reached home, and longer. He heard her count into the third hundred, then she stopped, and he heard her say, "Dear me! I never thought they were so many!" "And so," he said — and we can say it with him — "when I begin to count" my mercies and the kindnesses of my God, I am surprised, and have to say I never thought they were so many until I began to count them."
(Christian Endeavour Times.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: