PSALM 59:STRATEGIES AGAINST OUR ENEMIES

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BY Ingrid Ahlfeldt

While I’ve been reading these Psalms I’ve been trying to view the “attacks” and “”enemies” in his context as a parallel to the attacks we are under by the enemy. And in this Psalm I see strategies for when we are under attack and in times of trial. I see similarities in the way the enemy tries to take us down and what our response should be: 1. In v 1-5 we hear David calling for God to deliver him “Arouse Yourself to help me, and see! You, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, Awake to punish all the nations” v4-5 This reminds me that I need to call on God in times of need, call on the King to come rescue me! It takes an action/initiative on my part. 2. Verse 6-7 speaks further of the attack, this time in the form of words and slander “Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips” V7 And what is his response? I will “watch for you” and you will “meet me” v9-10. I just think that is such a beautiful picture, in amongst being slandered and attacked we WAIT AND WATCH for Him and He WILL meet us. And although His timing is not our own, in His time He allows us to look look triumphantly upon our foes v9-10. 3. And then in verse 14-15 the enemy returns once more, scrambling for scraps and dissatisfied at not getting what he wants out of us and the response of David, and so should ours be, is none other than to rejoice, to sing of His loving kindness and strength! Our refuge and stronghold!!! The enemy has been defeated! Thank you Jesus! – INGRID AHLFELDT

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