December 1st, 2016
Victory Comes Through God
Psalm 118:10-12 (KJB) All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. 11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. 12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
It is not clear who the author of this Psalm is. Whoever was inspired of God to record these powerful words was certainly placing his trust in God. Surrounded on all sides by the enemy yet he was confident he would soundly defeat them through the power of God.
This supernatural power of God defeating an enemy was not limited to a spectacular one-time event but is a continuing theme found in many precarious situations faced by great servants of God throughout the canon of the Bible in both the Old and New Testament.
Some great examples are David defeating Goliath; Daniel standing up to the King; Joseph coming out on top of his brothers, the Apostle Paul, who faced many trials and dangers in his missionary journeys.
Certainly, the greatest victory belongs to God in the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ to defeat and destroy the power of sin forever.