Anglican Devotional 1 March 2024 – Turning The Table Against The Conspirators

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 1 March 2024 – Turning The Table Against The Conspirators

TOPIC: Turning The Table Against The Conspirators

READ: Psalm 64: 1-10 (NKJV)

  1. 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.

THE MESSAGE:

This Psalm is one of the prayers of David crying to God for judgment on the enemies of the righteous. It is a prayer for deliverance from cunning and malicious enemies, with an assurance that they will be destroyed and this will bring honour to God and give joy to the righteous. The whole of Psalm 64 has references to David’s enemies who were persecuting, slandering, and giving him trouble. He prayed to God to preserve him from all their malicious designs (Psalm 64:1-2); he described their character as men marked for destruction by their wickedness (Psalm 64:3-6) and prophesied the destruction of the wicked which would showcase the glory of God and give courage to all His people (Psalm 64:7-10).

The effect of the old enmity between man and Satan still lingers on today (Genesis 3:15) but thank God for the assured victory for a child of God – the God of Peace will soon crush Satan under your feet (Romans 16: 20). Thus, we can tun the table on Satan and all our enemies only by becoming God’s children. The Psalmist has outlined the steps to salvation in Christ Jesus, which is free. When we cry unto God, then our enemies shall turn back; this we know, for God is for us (Psalm 56: 9).

PRAYER: Thank You Father for Your sure deliverance from the malicious attacks of the enemy.

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