Mood: accident prone
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Topic: Psalm 38:12-15
15 (NKJ) Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; Those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, And plan deception all the day long.13 But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute who does not open his mouth.14 Thus I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth is no response.15 For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.
Our enemies: Those who actually study us, looking for ways to ruin us, use their words in their desire to destroy us. They ponder and plot fraud against us all the time. They may be 'in disguise' so they may be hard to identify.
Our response: I keep silent. I stay 'tongue-tied'. I give them no heed or regard; no attention. I don't loosen my words to vent. In this way, I am a person who doesn't argue, give proof of my defense, correct or listen to 'ensnarers'.
Lessons learned for spiritual growth: to identify an attack from satan, to patiently wait in hope and expectation in God; to trust for God to respond and give us His attention in HIS timing; to not be offended. (an enemy tactic)
I have learned the lessons of enemy-identification, hope, faith, trust, patience, expectation, how to stand in peace, and rejection of offense.
The enemy has come into my life in different forms. I am learning to identify his ways in order to know how to fight him. When it comes to offense, I am to close my mouth and my ears. Taking on offense is a sin, but God shows us in this scripture how to fight offense. Shut up and don't listen! I am waiting on God, for HE is my Defense!
Thank You, Lord, for teaching me to wait expectantly for You. I know You pay attention to all that goes on in my life. I am waiting on YOU, Lord, and Your perfect planned timing!