Psalm 119 – Shin

A common inspirational phrase used in sports is “It’s just us against the world.”  That takes on new meaning when your teammate is God himself.

Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words. – Pslam 119:161

If the Psalmist who wrote this was David, then he literally had a prince (or actually the King himself) persecuting him and hunting him down.  Yet he stands in awe of the words of the almighty God.  That’s a great perspective.  This isn’t to say that he wasn’t troubled by the persecution.  Plenty of other Psalms provide an adequate insight into the suffering the Pslamist endured.  Still, you’ll always see the author return to worshiping the Lord.  That’s because in good times and in bad, He deserves our praise.

We likewise have the Prince of the World (the Devil himself) persecuting us as Christians.  That can sound daunting and I don’t think it is anything to take lightly.  Every day on this Earth is going to be a struggle because of that.  However, we have the greatest ally you could ever hope for in Jesus Christ.  Nothing can overcome Him and He never gives us more than we can handle.  To wit, the devil might have dominion over the world, but the Holy Spirit resides in our hearts and God rules the universe.  Checkmate.

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