“The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.” Psalms 119:61
Injustices will be something you and I will contend with until we die or are raptured out of here. The wicked will never stop doing the will of their master and they will never stop attempting to infect others with their own personal desires to sin.
Knowing these things as we live in times that are waxing worse and worse, I believe we need to be more resolved than ever to sticking close to the Word of God. The war is raging and we shouldn’t be found without our Sword to defend us.
The psalmist has found himself ridiculed in the past and now he is really being pressed by the wicked. Can’t you almost picture him there as he makes the decision to think on God and His precepts?
“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;” Deuteronomy 4:9
One time when I was in the city to see a doctor, I hailed a taxi to take me to my early morning appointment. Normally I used the same driver and would call him to pick our family up when we needed a ride, but this time I couldn’t get a hold of him for some reason.
I jumped inside the little white car and I rattled off the address I needed him to take me. He heard my accent and turned around to look at me. I was used to this behavior, so I braced myself for the questions I knew were about to come out of his mouth.
But this driver wasn’t interested in my nationality as much as he was my blue eyes. He began leering at me and telling me how enchanted he was with my eyes. I sensed the need to make the trip end sooner than later, so I began thinking of a way to get out. The driver turned almost completely around in his seat as we stopped at a red light and told me it was his birthday and that he wanted me to make it the best birthday possible and he would be so happy if I would just kiss him. I balked at that and refused to even look at him.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I didn’t have to think too long or too hard about what to do in this situation. I wanted out of that car, and I wanted out that very second. It was still early in the morning and most streets were still quiet, and I had noticed he was not taking me in the direction of my doctor’s office. My heart was racing and I was more terrified than I had ever been in my life.
This guy had been trolling the streets for a victim and I had willingly gotten into his car.
I knew my life was in jeopardy.
I reached for the door handle and decided that I would bolt as soon as he slowed down. But as I reached out, my hand grasped nothing. The handle was broken off. A quick look at the other side revealed that the opposite door was in similar condition. I had to act immediately before he got me out of a populated area.
I fought my way out of that taxi that day with my feet. The Tasmanian devil has nothing on me when it comes to ferociousness and I made sure that man understood that I was not going to be the next mornings’ headline. My mind searched for a way of escape and I knew that glass would break and my voice box could make some noise, so I went full on crazy until I got out, shaken and scared out of my mind, but free.
I have relived that day a million times and wonder that the man didn’t pull a gun on me or a knife. It all happened so fast that I sometimes feel like I am remembering a movie or tv show. I can still see that man’s wicked stare and my skin crawls.
The enemy is trolling the earth today. He is seeking someone he can devour. What if he stops by your house, your job, or your school? Will you fall prey? Or are you so deeply ingrained with the Word of God that you will be able to wield the Sword and hold the shield of faith in the spiritual battle?
This life is no game my friend. We need to be be prepared and ready to remember what God has to say about sin and we need to be ready to obey it. If not, we will most likely become willing participants and drag the Savior’s name through the mud in the process.
“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;” Colossians 1:21-23
Let’s be rooted and grounded in the Word.
Let’s dwell in God so that we can quickly recall His Word in times of distress and temptations.
Until Next Time, Lord willing,