Gems 2015 — July 10 Scripture Selection: Psalm 67-68

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

July 10 Scripture Selection: Psalm 67-68

Food for Thought: Ps. 68:1, 17

In times when I have felt danger, one of the prayers that quickly comes to mind and is declared is Psalm 68:1 : “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him.” And as I proclaim it, I can see them in the spirit fleeing at the sight of Him and at the sound of His Word being spoken. Like Paul says in II Corinthians 4:13, “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak.”

There is great assurance in knowing that God is greater than any evil presence on this earth

(“He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (I John 4:4).”), and there is nothing more powerful than His Word (“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword (Heb. 4:12).”). Speaking from such a vantage point always brings confidence, which, in turn, gets results.

There are plenty more powerful scriptures in our arsenal to draw on and declare in faith when facing peril. Psalm 91, for example, is loaded. Another good one is II Thessalonians 3:3 : “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.” It’s extremely helpful to have such scriptures already stored in our hearts so that they are available when we need them, but in the meantime, even reading them aloud while believing in faith really packs a powerful punch, so have them handy at a moment’s notice.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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