…9 For zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me…

Good Morning! Your devotional meditation is from Psalm 69. It has been proven by our Lord Jesus Christ that we will have those who hate us. John 15;18 says, “If the World hates you, you know that It has hated me before it hated you.” (ESV). The very fact that we are connected to our Savior, we are opened up to hostilities from enemies. David faced hostilities from his enemies and he felt that he would be killed.  David expresses his anguish to God seeking deliverance from his oppressors. It is in these moments we are intensely tested, and we can become weary.

David called on the Lord to destroy his enemies, not because he was personally assaulted, but because he stood for God, and the honor of God was assaulted. In verse 9 David experienced hostility because He insisted that the people who claimed to be devoted to God live out what they claimed. This will always bring hatred upon us from those who are fake. David ends on a high note. He enthusiastically praises God in confidence that God is faithful and He will deliver him from now the hand of his enemies. When facing hostility, keep your eyes on the Lord and His Word. He will not fail Himself nor will He fail you. Do not lose your focus.

Have a wonderful day.

Pastor James Moore, Jr.