2 Samuel 22:32-34
32 “For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?
33 This God is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless.
34 He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.
These verses are part of David’s “Song Of Deliverance”. He wrote how the Lord prepared and enabled his survival from the hands of his enemies and Saul. When things looked bleak and unsteady, our Lord was his rock and his protection. Not only do we need solid ground to step on, but we need His protection to stay there. Golfers wear cleated shoes for a reason. Golf courses were made to be walked. The pioneers of the game as well as golfers in many areas outside southeastern United States believe the game should also be played in the elements to a certain degree. Cleats give the golfer stability to trudge the hillsides or any other terrain where footing may be difficult. David described that the Lord gave him both the fleet feet of a deer and solid footing despite the heights. Our walk as a Christian requires God’s covering of our feet. It is our feet that cause us to fall or impede the speed of our travel. Some of us reach different levels at varying speeds. However, it is always our feet which allow us to reach new heights. These “higher levels” foster a closer relationship with our Savior which in turn produce a greater appreciation of his presence and guidance.