The “real” enemy. With evidence of so much violence in the world, it is comforting to know that God can be trusted to deliver us from our enemies. “Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust.” (Psalm 40:4, New International Version.) Trust is “the assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something” (Webster’s).
The news media provides us daily with the accounts of people escaping from the
There are no easy solutions to the world’s problems. Many of us seek easy solutions to immediate problems, sometimes taking shortcuts and justifying them because of the circumstances. The end is said to justify the means. As Christians, we must avoid this path by following the teachings of Jesus Christ. Obedience to God offers us a different perspective on life and even death. We realize that the real enemy is sin and that the battle is ongoing, and we have the assurance of knowing that the victory has already been won.
Keeping our minds focused on God and praising him for his many blessings provides us with our “real defense” against the “real enemy.” As the psalmist said, “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. Things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” (Psalm 40:5, New International Version.) May the Lord continue to deliver us from our “real enemy” – sin – and may we always love, honor, obey, and worship him as God. Amen.
- Sandra Gentry