January 11, 2018
God Is on Your Side
My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day. If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow. He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows. Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment. Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made. The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads. I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High. Psalm 7:10-17
God is on your side. God Most High has your back. Even if you feel like you are fighting for your life or running for your life--like David was when he wrote this psalm (see yesterday's devotional)--God is your protective shield. He will come to your aid and save you. Everything He does is right "because of his righteousness."
Those who don't know Christ have no such confidence. Their minds and hearts are far from God. They conceive trouble. They live disappointed and disheartened lives. Don't let their smiles, bravado, and independence fool you. They are fooling themselves. Whoever digs a hole of evil digs a hole of trouble that comes back at them like a spring that has been stretched to its max by two people and then one lets go. Their actions that hurt others will boomerang back and come "down on their own heads."
So, remember, God is on your side. All He does is right. All He does is good. He's got your back. How does one respond to such a God--the God Most High? David answers the question for us. He finds confidence in God and says, "I will give thanks to the LORD ... I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High." Let's follow David's example.
Father, thank You for always being on my side. Thank You for always having my back. Thank You for always taking care of me. Thank You for sending Your Son to die on the cross for my sins. Thank You for the promise that I will always be Your child and nothing can separate me from Your love. Thank You for always doing what is right. In Jesus' name. Amen.