Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Adversaries - June 24, 2009

Have you ever read Psalm 108? It has some interesting wording in it. My favorite is verses 8 and 9. He sounds like God is throwing a temper tantrum. He throws a shoe, he shouts. The Psalmist is talking about how God will deliver him from his enemies because man can not win without Him.

My heart is steadfast, O God;
I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre;
I will awaken the dawn!
I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples,
And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens,
And Your truth reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
And Your glory above all the earth.
That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and answer me!
God has spoken in His holiness:
"I will exult, I will portion out Shechem
And measure out the valley of Succoth.
Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the helmet of My head;
Judah is My scepter.
Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I shall throw My shoe;
Over Philistia I will shout aloud."
Who will bring me into the besieged city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
Have not You Yourself, O God, rejected us?
And will You not go forth with our armies, O God?
Oh give us help against the adversary,
For deliverance by man is in vain.
Through God we will do valiantly,
And it is He who shall tread down our adversaries.

Sometimes I need to read the verses over several times to get the true meaning. Praise God that he will deliver us from our adversaries. Praise God for His saving grace!

Pray for Dad today. He is so tired of feeling bad. He needs our encouragement everyday. Pray for Mom too. She needs just as much encouragement to get Dad through this.

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