Even the blessed man faces opposition. Even though nobody escapes challenges or hardship in their life, God’s Word offers us assurance of protection.
Trusting God and living a life of integrity, righteousness and respect are keys to guarding against the enemy’s attack prevailing in our life – that’s why our friend in Psalm 112 was able to withstand whatever confronted him; even when wicked men plotted against him, they could not harm him.
Nothing has changed today. The book of Proverbs is full of Godly wisdom that we can apply to our daily lives. It is instruction for life – how to avoid pitfalls and the strategies of the enemy.
“When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things” (Proverbs 2:10-12 NKJV)
Weapons will be formed against you and attacks will come, but don’t give them an open invitation! Satan will look for any opportunity or permission to wage an offensive against you – he looks for any advantage. But you can cut off his ‘angles’ of advantage by living like the righteous man of Psalm 112. Flee sin, refuse to take offense, forgive quickly and continue to use wisdom in the daily decisions of your life.
Trusting and living for God isn’t insurance against trouble but it does mean that when it comes you can be confident that God will deliver you. Determine not to draw back when difficulties come – don’t give the enemy that kind of advantage – “Resist the devil and he will flee from you”(James 4:7). Stay anchored in God’s Word, stay in church and be assured of God’s good promises over your life.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Psalm 112:10
“The wicked will see it and be grieved; he will gnash his teeth and melt away”
PRAYER: Whenever trouble comes, I will trust in you. I believe what Your Word says, that “no weapon formed against me shall remain” and I claim that now in Jesus Name.