(8 verses, 00:48 to read)
What I am about to READ
- God’s people trust in the Lord in for victory over enemies.
- 1-4: Absolute confidence in the Lord. Despite appearances, the enemy has not gained the victory.
- 5-8: Zion’s enemies will certainly perish.
- This is a psalm of Israel, not just an individual. The psalm begins as a complaint to the Lord, for Israel’s enemies are great and oppressive (vv. 1-3).
- The complaint turns to confidence, trust, faith in the Lord who fights for His people (v. 4).
- The Lord delivers His people, giving them the victory. Therefore, it will not be Israel/Zion who perishes, but their enemies (vv. 5-7).
- Those who hate Zion do not receive Israel’s blessing that the Lord be with them (v. 8).
MEDITATE “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith continues to cling to Christ and His promises, even in the midst of great enemies and oppression. With our eyes we see sin, death, and destruction. Our experience may bring us suffering and oppression. But, it’s precisely then that we need our ears; we need to hear God’s word and promises. For His word and promises are certain and true. In His word we can confidently stand, knowing the ultimate victory belongs to Christ our Lord.
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Sub Cruce, Pastor Kevin Zellers, Jr.