Daily Devotional: Psalms 83:9-18
9 Do to them as you did to Midian, as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon, 10 who perished at Endor and became like refuse on the ground. 11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, 12 who said, "Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God." 13 Make them like tumbleweed, O my God, like chaff before the wind. 14 As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze, 15 so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm. 16 Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek your name, O LORD. 17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace. 18 Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD--that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
15 Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?"
The Lord, he is God! Let that sink in for a few moments. You can ignore him, all of society can deny him and the whole world can fight against him but he is still Lord and he alone is God. When anyone says that which is contrary to him or his holy nature, that person becomes a liar but God is true. When one lifts themself up as equal to God, that person becomes a false god but the Lord does not change.
All of the insults of mankind that deny him and his word do not change his nature or his reality. He is majestic, he is glorious and he has all power. He not only has all wisdom; he is true wisdom. Nothing exists that does not come from him and was not made by him. It was designed by him and spoken into existence by him.
But God is love and is full of mercy and compassion. But he is just and sin must be punished by death. So even while we were against him and were his enemies, he gave his Son to die in our place and for our sin. His saving grace is extended to all people of every tribe, every race and every nation. It is up to us to accept it.
O Great God, Creator and giver of life I am so thankful that you love me and have made it possible for me to serve you. Not only to serve you but to be your son and to be a part of your family. As I face the evil one in my life every day, I need your Spirit to empower me to resist temptation and to mold me into your image. Forgive me when I fail and use me to bring glory to your name and to lead others to you. Be with your people everywhere that we will always show your love to each other and to others without bias or favoritism. I pray in Jesus name.