Today’s word for June 2, 2011

Like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless;
he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
Psalm 10:9

Oftentimes we feel that the plans drawn by the wicked are always destined for success. At least that is what we perceive from our limited perspective. But if you look at things in a long term context we realize that the success of the wicked is, at best, transient, mere appearance. We have to recognize that the forces of evil and their thugs are persistent in their purpose to cause as much damage as possible to those who do not bow to their plans and remain faithful to God. In any case, the presence of the wicked among us and the negative influence of their actions is something that God allows to train us in the tactics of confrontation with evil. One of the most successful tactics for the son of God is resistance. To consolidate ourselves in a position, to the end, without taking a step back and no mattering what is the order that we have received from the Lord of hosts. When we have put on the whole armor of God we can successfully resist any attack from the enemy and his pawns and they will no option but to flee from us. This is something that Paul, Peter, John and James, the brother of the Lord agree with.

Our life is, in summary, an endurance race. Here what matters is not how fast we can move forward but that we can go the distance and not faint. The award is reserved for those who manage to complete the endurance test by relying on the forces granted to us by our heavenly Father. Let us not focus, then, in the apparent achievements of those who have sided with God’s enemies. Although it looks that they are winning the battle, in the end they will all be defeated and cast into the lake of fire. What a fate that awaits them! Only with God will have victory. To God alone be the glory!


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