Psalms 64:1-10 – “Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; Preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the… secret plots of the wicked, from the rebellion of the workers of iniquity, 3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows — bitter words, 4 That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. 5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter; they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, “Who will see them?” 6 They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme. Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. 7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they shall be wounded. 8 So He will make them stumble over their own tongue; All who see them shall flee away. 9 All men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; For they shall wisely consider His doing. 10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and trust in Him. and all the upright in heart shall glory.” NKJV
Considering the condition of the world today, the Lord sought to bring comfort to my heart, and I share that this morning. I have discovered that when we read records of David praying, we frequently find trouble and resolution in his prayers. Here David was faced with a situation where his enemies wanted to destroy him. There were secret plots, vicious lies being told, bitter words and accusations, snipers taking potshots at him, and conspiracy. In some ways, we can relate this to what is going on in America and the world today against believers, freedom, and liberty.
David went on to say that they “encourage themselves in an evil matter”. They make plans to entrap and boldly think within themselves, who will see and who can do anything about it even if they see. They consider their scheme shrewd and it runs to the foundation of their being, heart, mind, and soul. It is a bleak picture that David has painted about what is going on around him. Today many believers and lovers of liberty are almost in despair.
I find it powerful and encouraging as I read this prayer because David brings out the big guns of hope. Notice verse seven:
- God will shoot them with an arrow. God, not man!
- They will be suddenly wounded.
- God will make them stumble over their own tongue. God, not man! They will totally expose themselves with their own words.
- Those that see then will flee away. There will be the exposure of the lies, deception, and planned destruction.
- All men will fear and Declare the Work of the LORD! Men will recognize that it is the hand of God that brought deliverance not the work of man.
- Then, the Righteous shall be glad in the Lord and Trust Him. And the Upright of Heart shall Glory!
The Lord spoke again to my spirit and instructed me to pray, intercede, and lay myself before Him in all areas of life and allow Him to intervene. What I heard was to pray like never before and then do what we hear Him say do and say what we hear Him say. Be vigilant, be diligent, be faithful, and be courageous. The wicked will perish but the righteous will flourish like the grass in springtime! Lift up your heads, Redemption Draws Near! I’m encouraged today knowing that God is in control and no matter what man may do we Still Belong to Him!
Blessings to each of you on this beautiful day that the Lord has made…Let’s rejoice and be glad in it!