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“And the Lord raised up an adversary against Solomon….”
Read: 1 Kings 11:9-14; Deuteronomy 28:47-50 and 31:15-18; Isaiah 54:11-17.
What is God Saying?
God gives us a choice. Solomon, wise beyond all of his time, allowed himself to be drawn into folly. He followed the importunate pleadings of His foreign wives and strayed far from God. They made it easy but he made the choice. And whenever we make a choice that interrupts our walk with God, He may send an adversary to bring us back.
How Does This Apply to Us?
When we recognize that all of God’s Providence is filtered through love, we know how to accept and face the adversary which He sends. It would be sometimes unbearable and beyond explanation if we did not know that the hard times and the obstacles thrown in our path are all because He loves us.
God wants us to stay close to Him and true to Him.
We should remember that even our adversaries are under the control of God. They can do us no harm. They can only make us pause to think. They can only force us to remember that God has a better plan in which, over all enemies and against all opposition, we will be and even now are, “…. more than conquerors through Him who loved us”. (Romans 8:37). We are fortified as we pray with the knowledge that ‘no weapon that is formed against us shall prosper” (Isaiah 54:17).
Pray With Me
Moving On In The Life Of Prayer
In prayer God prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies. They may be meant to bring us back to God but they are powerless to do any harm if our trust is in the wisdom, the providence and the invincible power of God.
He is almighty and all-loving.
The power of prayer is to make us calm in the presence of every adversity and confident that all our adversaries are meant to bring us closer to God and to His ideal for our life.
Through all circumstances and in spite of all circumstances, prayer gives us quiet assurance that Christ is still on the throne.
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