THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
Scripture: Psalm 58:1-3, 4-6, 7,8
Psalm 58:1-3 makes it clear that there are dedicated, demonized people who become our enemies from their very birth. They rebel and come against the Spirit of God. Verses 4-6 makes it pretty clear that God’s response for the righteous is to ask for intervention that breaks the enemy’s teeth, “Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; They are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear, Which will not heed the voice of charmers, Charming ever so skillfully. Break their teeth in their mouth, O God! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!” In verses 7,8, David is asking for a termination, “Let them flow away as waters which run continually; When he bends his bow, Let his arrows be as if cut in pieces. Let them be like a snail which melts away as it goes, Like a stillborn child of a woman, that they may not see the sun.” He is plainly saying, “Enough! Remove them God!” Can we pray prayers like that? It is one major reason the Psalms were written, and we should be praying them, as led by the Spirit.