Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face. Psalm 5:8 NKJV
David’s prayer for guidance moves on from asking the Lord to hear his prayer. David asks God to lead him in righteousness before His enemies. David’s enemies are God’s enemies.
David was a warrior king tried and true. How about you?
David fought against the forces of evil who opposed God’s will. He fought against nations that opposed the people of God. Those battles continue today. We do not fight them in the flesh today. We fight them through faith in Jesus Christ!
Satan was David’s true enemy. He is the same enemy we face today. He is the ancient evil that opposes all God calls good. The devil and his followers wage spiritual warfare in the unseen realm. It affects us!
Why does Satan wage war against us? The devil unleashes his wrath against humans because he hates God. He cannot harm God so he attacks us. We are the weak link in the Lord’s family.
The devil attacks when he finds an undefended area. If you are a Christian man who fantasizes about other women that part of your life is undefended. If you are a Christian woman who fantasizes about other men that area of your life is undefended. You are in danger!
If our children become estranged and isolated from us they are vulnerable. If we do not teach them to choose their friends wisely they are undefended.
When we give in to the temptation of sin it brings division into our relationships with God and family. It leaves us isolated and vulnerable!
We must fight our battles against the forces of evil by taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. We must wage spiritual war by not being conformed to the peer pressure system we call the world.
We must renew our minds minute by minute hour by hour and day by day, how? By purposely changing the way we think!
Our thoughts drive our emotions and set the course of our lives. Just as we can control the words that come from our mouths we can choose the thoughts that take root in our hearts and minds!
God has armed you with every spiritual weapon you need to overcome the devil!
Fight your battles through faith in God’s goodness and wisdom. Obey the Word of God and you will prevail against the forces of darkness waging war against your soul!
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