GET TOGETHER- MOVE FORWARD WITH THE GOOD NEWS
Ps 112:7,8 He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established; He will not be afraid, Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
As Christians, the only enemy that we really have is Satan and the demonic forces that are under his control. Those forces will often try to get us to give up. They will also try to wear us down and get us focused on them rather than being focused on the Lord Jesus. One of their chief tactics is fear. The Psalmist has some good advice for those who trust in the Lord in Psalm 112. I am only using two verses, but there is more good news in the rest of this Psalm if you choose to go there and read the rest of it. But for now, let’s look at the good news in these two verses.
First, as a child of God we do not have to fear bad news. We don’t have to be afraid of evil tidings. When the enemy threatens us, our hearts can be steadfast. When our hearts are set up and firm we know that we can stand firmly as children of God and trust God in every situation no matter how unpleasant that it may be.
We don’t have to walk in fear. This is a consistent promise throughout the Scriptures. Isa 43:1-3 ¶ “But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place.” (NKJV). God gave Jesus His only begotten son for our ransom! 2Ti 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
There is also promise for us that we will see our desire upon our enemies. Now remember who our enemies are. They are not people. There is a woman in the Bible that got to see her desire on her enemies. Mr 16:9 ¶ Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons. Those demons that had tortured her for so long had to leave. There could have been a spirit of fear in those seven. The Bible doesn’t say, but whatever they were Jesus set her free from the oppression that she was under.
How about you today? Where is the enemy trying to beat you down? Is he telling you that God has left you? Don’t believe that lie. Keep your eyes on Jesus and move forward with the Good News! Don’t let the bad news of the enemy hold you back.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that we can stand on these promises that you paid for with your own precious blood. Today help us to look through the windshield where the Good News is and not in the rearview mirror at our sins and mistakes of the past.
In Jesus Name
Blessings to all of you!