“The Lord said to My Lord, sit by My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool”.
If there were no just God, then there would be no divine laws, and if there were no divine laws, then there would no consequences to sin. In other words, humans would be free to do whatever pleases them without fearing divine intervention and retribution.
But that is not the reality of the situation. The truth is, there is a living God. And this God often laughs at the plots of the wicked, as David wrote “the Lord shall have them in derision, He who makes the most high His throne shall laugh”.
Often the wicked will plot against the very life of the righteous, as it says in the bible, the wicked looks upon the righteous and seeks to “slay him”, but the eyes of the Lord are in ALL places, observing good and evil.
Should I seek the necks of my enemies?
Throughout my life, I compared myself many times to the biblical King David when he said “have mercy on me Lord, for those who rise up against me are greatly multiplied.” But the book of Isaiah tells me that “no weapon formed against you shall prosper”. Many times I had the option of destroying my enemies, but is this the will of the God who formed me and brought me out of my mother’s womb? He said “vengeance is mine, I will repay”. And it is worthy to note that God was pleased with Solomon “because he did not ask for the necks of his enemies.”
Psalm 91: A Psalm Written Especially For Me!
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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When I read Psalm 91, I feel like this chapter of the bible was written just for me. Indeed, I have felt the warmth and protective power of God in times of distress, and I have experienced firsthand the meaning of the verse “the Lord is my strength and my fortress, a very present help in trouble”.
In His word, God promises to “beat down the foe of the righteous before his face”, and promises that the enemies of God’s beloved shall “lick the dust”.
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So why should I not seek revenge against my enemies? Because God is in control and He tells me to “hold my peace and let Him fight my battle”. After all the Lord is a “Man of War” and He “flies on the wings of the wings”. If I seek revenge against my enemies, I will only disturb my peace and progress and life. On the other hand, the bible tells us that “the mountains tremble before God”. And if the mountains tremble before God, you can imagine how much more pitiful my enemies will be when God “speaks to them in His wrath and distresses them in His great displeasure”.
Will God fight for me?
In the book of Psalms, David asks God to “fight against those who fight against him”. Indeed, God Himself comes down to earth to fight for his servants. I can trust God to “rise up, take hold of shield and buckler and come against my enemies”.
As you can see, holding my peace in times of great mental disturbances has great merits. After all, anything that I can do to the wicked who persecute me without cause are nothing compared to what the “King of Glory, the Lord, mighty in battle, can do”.
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