Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (376 words)
Psalm 9:15–16 (ESV): "15 The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught. 16 The Lord has made himself known; he has executed judgment;the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah"
God will always triumph over evil. All the wickedness of man will ultimately backfire for God uses everything for His own ends, even the wicked for the day of disaster (Prov 16:4).
David was a mighty man of war but even more that this, he was a mighty man of prayer. Although he was highly experienced in warfare he knew the only way to win the battles he faced was by praying first for he understood that the battle belongs to the Lord.
He makes an interesting observation about the wicked plans of man here by stating the reality that all the plans of the enemy will backfire for God uses what the enemy means for evil for His good. As David Guzik said, "David understood the triumph of God to be so complete that His enemies are ensnared in the same trap they set for others. Even the best plans and efforts of those who oppose God end up serving His purpose."
Let us Higgaion (meditate) on this. Let us Selah (stop and thinking about it). The world is raging against God but God is moving in our midst. Fear not Christian, the world may be coming against everything that represents Christ but they will not prevail. Trust the Lord no matter what you see. He is in control and He is accomplishing His plan through all he chaos and madness. Stay true to Him and just rest in His capable hands!
Father, we thank You that we are in Your hands and that no one can take us from You. As wickedness continues to rise in our world let us not lose heart. You are at work. Give us faith to trust Your plan. You're in control so let us fear not. Help us to stay the course in our walk with You and let us not grow weary in doing good we pray in Jesus' name, amen!