Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Who Are Your Enemies?

O Lord, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;

  many are saying of my soul,
there is no salvation for him in God.
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
I cried aloud to the Lord, 
and He answered me from His holy hill.
I lay down and slept;
I awoke again, for the Lord sustained me...
Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Psalm 3:1-5, 8a

Psalm 3 Is one of those passages that many of us might tend to skim over, thinking that only people like King David could relate, but don't give it just a cursory reading and forget it.  There is application for all of us, because we all have enemies.

No enemies, you say?   Really?  What about those people who hate our Savior, and hate us because we love Him?    What about those who want to change our nation into a nation that murders infants and old people and those who are handicapped, saying that they don't benefit society?  I must say that they are my enemies, because I love babies; one of my dearest friends is handicapped; and I'm getting older and older.  Did you know that over 50,000,000  (that's 50 million!) abortions have been performed legally in the United States since 1973? ( refer here )  More and more, we are becoming a nation of people who do not follow the founding fathers in the quest to honor the 10 Commandments, much of what our nation was founded on.

And what about those little enemies of thought that provoke me day and night?  There are those that whisper to me that maybe I'm wrong about what I believe, that all of my devotion is to no avail.  And those that say that I must enjoy the pleasures of sin.  Oh, and those that tell me that it's okay for me to be unkind to those that are unkind to me.  And the ones that say it's okay to eat or drink what gives me satisfaction, no matter that it may be unhealthy for the temple of God, my body, which is not my own since I have been bought with a price--the shed blood of the Lord Jesus.

Praise God, He is my Shield, my Glory, and the Lifter of my head!  Salvation belongs to Him!  I am kept by His great mercy and His protection.  I can lie down and sleep, knowing that my Savior has me encompassed in His mighty hand, sheltered under His wings.  As my enemies swarm, I can know with confidence that the battle is the Lord's and He is the ultimate Victor.  

Trusting in His protective power,



I've never understood how anyone, ANYONE could support abortion or actually have one. It boggles my mind.

Unhealthy food an enemy? Wow, never looked at it that way. Doubt of my faith? Who hasn't asked themselves these questions? The devil just loves that one.

The enemy seeks those he can devour.


i love that quote by reagan, never heard it before.
enemies confront us in all different ways. we must stand firm to our beliefs and His promises.

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