Food for Thought
In any prize fight each opponent believes they will win, there is a confidence and a brazenness to them, the Devil doesn’t see himself as a defeated foe so it is with increased brazenness that he works out his plans, and as we look into what is our reality, that is the reality of the world at present it is so easy to become intimidated by what we see, listen to the word, oh because that is our hope and our brazenness as we stand in defiance of our opponent.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor, of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
Let us get distracted, just for a moment.
Some attribute this Psalm to David, others to Moses. But think about this, if it was Moses when the children of Israel came out of Egypt and walked through the desert for 40 years we must ask this question, how many were there that came out of Egypt? So, let us go back to the word.
Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds—a great deal of livestock.
If each man had a wife and three children that makes 3,000,000 people plus the mixed multitude, over 40 years one generation passed away, so taking just the parents not making the promise land and excluding the numbers of the mixed multitude that came with them you would have had over 500 people dying a day. So, amid what seemed like chaos, in the midst of his reality he wrote Psalm 91, wow.
You see church it is in God we trust, but it is not good enough to know about His word, we must obey it, walk in it, declare it, it must become our mantra.
As Job said, “Even though He slay me yet will I trust Him.”
So, the question is simple, what else have we got? What other weapon is at our disposal? Is fear an option, is doubt an option? Is the brazenness of our opponent so intimidating that we give up the fight even before we get in the ring?
I am reminded of the words of the song, “I will stand I will not waiver, I will stand in Jesus name, I will stand for I’m possessing what Christ has placed within my hands…” It’s not good enough to be found just singing the words, to be swept up in the tide of emotion and feeling that music can create, no it comes down to the song being that mantra the governs our actions and responses, to fight the fight at hand, to take possession of His promises.
Conclusion: Those who live a life of communion with God are constantly safe under His protecting wing and they will always be preserved holy and secure with peace of mind. He will be their rest and refuge forever.