No Greater Safety Than Jesus
“The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded. He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them. The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, Lord, at the blast of breath from your nostrils.” Psalm 18:13–15 (niv)
“Not again,” I muttered as the gruesome scene flashed on the TV screen. Advertising that show during early evening hours, when small children are still awake? Seriously?
Thankful my own children’s attention was briefly diverted, I grabbed the remote and jabbed the power button. They certainly didn’t need to be exposed to haunting images at their young age. I certainly didn’t need that kind of input either, for that matter.
However, the scene I glimpsed of fictitious evil got me thinking about the battles I can’t see between Jesus and real evil. When I need a reminder of Warrior Jesus behind-the-scenes, I turn to Psalm 18, a passage I’ve loved for a long time.
I’m encouraged by filling my mind with true images of my Defender’s ultimate power over evil. When it comes to rescuing His own, God moves heaven and earth, tearing down any stronghold that threatens the soul-security of those who shelter in His Son Jesus’ saving grace.
While I revel in knowing that He is absolutely safe for me because I am His, I shudder to think of how dangerous He is to those who stand against Him. There truly is no greater safety and no greater danger than Jesus, depending on which side a person chooses to be on.
Nothing stops Him. Even Satan knows he can’t stop Jesus. He hates that truth and continues to attempt to gain control—but he knows he is defeated.
May we understand that fact as much as God’s enemies do.
FAITH STEP: Read Psalm 18.
Written by Erin Keeley Marshall
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