When Enemies Come

Psalm 27:11–Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

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When enemies come against us–Whether it be by word or by action we need to be prepared.  We don’t want to deal with it in the flesh.  “It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing” (John 6:63).  If we deal with it in the flesh we will make a mess of it.  We will say or do the wrong thing.  We will say or do it in the wrong way or the wrong place or at the wrong time.  We need to pray and seek the Lord’s help.  Here is the way we should pray.

Teach me thy way, O Lord–We need the Lord to teach us His way of dealing with our situation.  “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9).  God’s thoughts and ways far, exceed our thoughts and ways.  We need His wisdom and knowledge.  We need Him to teach us what we should say and do.

Lead me in a plain path–We not only need the Lord to teach us His way, but we need Him to plainly lead us in how we are to conduct our self.  We need Him to lead us each step of the way.  It is not always what we say or what we do but how we say it or how we do it that can make a difference in the outcome.  We need the Lord to lead us in when and where to take action.  We need His leadership through it all.

So let us pray and be victorious against our enemies.  “If God be for us, who can be against us”? (Romans 8:31).