READ: Psalm 129
THINK: “Many a time have they afflicted me: yet they have not prevailed against me.”
What a wonder it is that Satan and man do not prevail against the saint! There is no way of accounting for it, except in God’s love because God has called us to Himself, and redeemed us at great cost, He cannot afford to hand us over to the will of our enemies. He may allow our backs to be furrowed by the heavy scourge, because the servant must be as his Lord; but He will cut our cords in the day selected for our execution, and let us go free from the hand of our foes. So it was with Peter, and many a time with Paul.
Let us then walk with God. Fellowship with Him should be the daily bread of our souls. If we cultivate the fresh sense of fellowship with Him, we shall not yield to fear, be our foes never so venomous and their plans never so insidious. A close walk with God is the sure way of escaping them. “The man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; and the king of Israel sent to the place that the man of God told him and warned him of; and he saved himself not once nor twice.”
This daily fellowship is only possible through the blood of Jesus, by which we draw nigh unto God; and it only be maintained, by constant watchfulness in little things. Let us be very zealous over ourselves for the Lord, watching against the least shyness between the soul and Himself. Where there is much love between friends, a cold look is a matter of complaint.” When least inclined to pray, we need to pray the more. When least conscious of Christ’s nearness, we need to be most eager, like the old covenanter, to wrestle for access. If the King have not sent for thee these many days, await Him in his court.
– Adapted from F.B. Meyer
PRAY: Thank God for protecting you and sustaining you in his love. And commit yourself to daily fellowship with him.