Their sword will pierce themselves and their bows will be broken
Psalms 37:12-15 -
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
There are many a times, even though we make our best efforts to walk in the way of the Lord there are some people who cause problems for us. These people due to the hardness of their hearts try to hurt us and they succeed to some extend and then we wonder what is God doing?
The Bible says the more we walk in the Lord the less the wicked can harm us and this I can testify with my life.
There was one time when a person close to me, who was very sweet to me and looked very loving and helpful, but yet the Lord showed me that the person would try to harm me but the Lord would not allow him to be harm me in any way. The Lord also showed me that the Lord would do to that person and to his family the very things he was out to do to me, also that it would be done to him with multiple measures. This was many years before and most part of it has come to past.
Even before the person would action his thoughts the Lord knew and set forth its consequence. The consequence was so bad at times I myself felt bad for the person and had to stand between the Lord and the person's family like Moses stood between the Lord and Israel when the Lord's wrath was out to consume them.
Today's message talks of the sword of the wicked and the bows of the wicked.
Bible says Word of God is the Sword of God, also that the Word is the plan of God which is living and that which comes to completion, similarly here sword of wicked are the things that they set to do and the Lord says He at time waits for He set forth a perfect timing to deal with the wicked. The Lord says He causes the sword of the wicked to come upon the wicked themselves and that too into their heart. Their plans to harm us will come upon their own heads and that too in the worst way.
Today's message also states the bows of the wicked will be broken. As sword symbolizes the words and plans so also bows symbolize rumours (remote intentions). The Lord says He will cause the rumours or character assignations attempts of the wicked to be broken. That means the Lord will prove His people before the world.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are God and everything is known to You. Even the thoughts of the enemy, even before they think of it are known to You. In your wisdom You have set things and You alone know what is best. You Lord, will never allow your righteous to be ashamed. Your hand is over them and your hand is not short. We thank You Lord for being our fort, our wall of protection...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
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