Tuesday’s Time

Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me (Psalm 35:1).
The Psalmist in different Psalms has sung praises to the name of God and in other Psalms he has made requests of God. In this Psalm the Psalmist pleads with God to invoke wrath upon his enemies. The imprecatory Psalm is used by the Psalmist to defeat those who are attempting to defeat him.
The Psalmist understands the One of whom he is making the request; he recognizes the fact that he is petitioning the all-powerful God and he realizes that if he is faithfully serving God, then his enemies are the enemies of God. The Psalmist knows that God will overcome all foes and that God will fight the battles for His followers.
God’s desire is for man to be saved eternally; Satan’s desire is for man to be lost eternally. God sent His only begotten Son, so that we can be saved; Satan continually attempts to destroy the salvation provided by God. Satan does not come in person but he utilizes every means at his disposal. Satan works through things and people; he works though thoughts and trials; he works through desires and deeds; he works through attitudes and actions; he works through that which is inherently evil and that which is not.
Let us realize the safest place we can be is with Christ and let us understand that if we stay with Christ, he will not allow Satan to take us from Him (John 10:29).