Friday, January 27, 2012

Taking Care of God's Enemies

The Lord gives the word, and a great army brings the good news. Enemy kings and their armies flee, while the women of Israel divide the plunder. Even those who lived among the sheepfolds found treasures – doves with wings of silver and feathers of gold. The Almighty scattered the enemy kings like a blowing snowstorm on Mount Zalmon. Psalm 68: 11-14 NLT

God took care of the enemy so thoroughly that even the poorest among God's people got a share of their enemies' valuable idols.

Who would you consider to be your enemy? A co-worker or even your boss? A family member? Someone in a government office? Your ex? The father of lies?

What would it look like if God “took care of” your enemy for you? Would they be scattered like a blowing snowstorm? Would they flee from your life, leaving you holding their most precious belongings? How would God announce this to you?

Until then, how will you live each day in the presence of your enemy? What will God do to give you courage and fortitude in the face of those who are out to get you?

God, save us from our enemies. Help us to feast even in their presence, knowing you are with us always. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims

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