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Yesterday devotion is now posted. Go to dailies and you can read yesterday devotion by choosing Saturday April 23, 2016. I needed some time off.
Every Sunday A Psalms:Man's Desire For Revenge

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Psalms 83:1-18 KJV
(1) A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
(2) For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
(3) They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
(4) They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
(5) For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
(6) The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
(7) Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
(8) Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
(9) Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
(10) Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
(11) Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
(12) Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
(13) O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
(14) As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
(15) So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
(16) Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
(17) Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
(18) That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

Our human instinct to desire revenge against our enemies and Godís enemies is real. Yet our human instinct to revenge should be saved till the day of Godís choosing and not our ours, unless in battle in times of war. David was man of war so were many kings after. Those who wrote the Psalms were often speaking from their heartís desire. The world lost many musicians in recent years. Some of faith and others were not. Every musician sings the songs about the world we live in or silly songs of fantasy.

The psalm writer is angry at the opposition, so much that he wants God to revenge the enemy. If you going into battle this Psalms might be one to read. To fight in war you have to believe your team is going to war for the right reasons and not the wrong ones. One has to fight the enemy with idea that they have gone astray from the right way of doing things and have sided with their ruler and others that in opposition to you. Without the mindset of victory lays in your wake, one never fight a war against evil.

The desire for Christians to see God Jesus revenge enemy at the time of final judgment. We long for the day of judgment as believers so we do not have to suffer at the hands of opposition. Yet one has to ask if one was once in opposition is one asking also for GodĎs mercy and grace on the lost and dying world. Some people have made their choice and will not repent but those that have not or will repent and call on the name of the Lord, will be saved. God showed us mercy may he show the world mercy and give us the grace to endure against evil and avenge those who will never change.

Dear Heavenly Father help us when the crowd is against us, and enable us to fight for your cause. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

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