|Posted by Ebenezer Congregational Church on October 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM|
"...evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor." Psalm 140:11b-12
The autumn season is my favorite time of the year. I love the dramatic change of colors, the crisp, cool evenings, and I appreciate more the warmth of the sun as it seems softer and more welcoming. All of that being said, the main reason is that I love to hunt. The pursuit of wild game in their environment is an activity I find very rewarding. The harvest of the game I'm hunting is equally fulfilling. All those of my family have come to appreciate and enjoy the fruits of the harvest in jerky, sausage, pepperoni, burgers and grilled steaks. It is not only delicious but very healthy eating.
The opinion of the hunted, however, is much different. I have often observed the very nervous actions that game animals present, always on high alert to the potential dangers presented by those who would hunt them, always on guard knowing this could be their day!
David shows that those who live by the sword are always in danger of dying by the sword and have no rest. In contrast, the Lord protects those who put their trust by faith in Him. The fact that he writes this truth while being hunted by King Saul shows us the magnificent truth of God's ability to see us through the difficulties of this life. Even though we have an adversary that goes about as a lion hunting prey, we need not fear but rest in the grace of Jesus Christ because He is sufficient for the evil of the day.
In Christ alone,
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