"For you are my Lamp, O Lord; the Lord shall enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust Him." Psalm 18:28-30
And then my Bible reading was 2 Samuel 23. In this chapter the Bible tells of some of the exploits of David's mighty men. In verse 9 and 10 Eleazar was with David. Here's what happened:
"Next in rank among the Three was Eleazar son of Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah. Once Eleazar and David stood together against the Philistines when the entire Israelite army had fled. He killed Philistines until his hand was too tired to lift his sword, and the Lord gave him a great victory that day. The rest of the army did not return until it was time to collect the plunder!" 2 Samuel 23:9-10
Right away I knew the Lord had orchestrated these together and I wondered what He had in mind for me today.
It wasn't until I was walking home that I suddenly realized David wrote Psalm 18:28-30 experientially, rather than merely poetically. Look again at Psalm 18:28-30, "by You (God) I can run against a troop." Now look at 2 Samuel 23:9-10. David and Eleazar stood together against the Philistines. Now you know there had to be a lot of them if the rest of the army ran away, leaving just David and Eleazar. I wonder if David was thinking about this battle when he wrote this Psalm.
Concerning the leaping over a wall, I don't know what David was thinking about when He wrote that, except I know he was thinking about a city wall. According to the Jewish Virtual Library, the first wall and the southern wall of the City of David was 7 m (~23 feet). David wasn't talking about a garden wall that was as high as his knees.
All throughout our Bible we find God telling us again and again that when we trust in Him, we will do things beyond our own abilities. When we let God work out the details, amazing things happen. When we seek what He wants for us we find that we will experience a far more wonderful life than what we wanted for ourselves.
Daniel 11:32 says, "…the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits." (NKJ) And in the Acts of the Apostles we see the disciples being transformed from a lot of frightened fishermen to men who could speak to thousands and see those thousands come to Jesus.
God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Let's trust Him and see what marvelous things He has planned for those who seek to glorify His name and trust Him to accomplish what we cannot on our own. We have limitations. God is not limited by anyone or anything.