Psa 60

 

Scripture:

 

[1] O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us.

[2] You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair its breaches, for it totters.

[3] You have made your people see hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger.

[4] You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from the bow.

[5] That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!

 

Observation:

 

As David writes this, his life was not all victories. He was describing painful times where God allowed things to be torn apart around him.

 

David knew God was in control, not himself. He figured his losses were due to God’s disapproval of Israel.

 

God gave them a banner of faith to fly.

 

David cries out – we know you still love us God, give us mercy and answer us.

 

Application:

 

I know the problem is far bigger than just in this country but I feel lately as though God is rejecting us in this country. We have not been faithful to him and he is allowing us to be torn apart.

 

Faithful Christians and our deep faith in the Lord and his Word are being pushed aside. While we know God is still in control, he allows us to be fractured. He is even allowing his Church to be fractured. We need to stay faithful and rise up stronger than before. He is allowing us to be torn apart and yes, we teeter on the brink of total destruction of faithfulness to God and his Word.

 

As an example, some alleged catholic leaders in this country believe that abortion is fine and that they should be able to coerce the catholic church into changing their orthodox beliefs on the sanctify of life, in order to fit with these new unbiblical beliefs. Really? In what true Christian view would that be okay?

 

We listen to sweet talk to hear what makes us feel good with ourselves. Our minds get fogged by it as if we were drinking too much wine. So even if we don’t join into the madness, we let it happen around us. We are turning our back on the Lord. Read the history in the bible and you’ll see that never ends well.

 

All the while, we have our Christian banners and we can wave them high. As Christians who believe that the bible is God breathed and is without error, we need to stand up, stand out, and speak up.

 

Prayer:

 

Lord I love you. Thank you for my faith and for the grace of salvation. I pray that you keep us strong as Christians in this country and this world. I pray for revival, the awakening of our hearts, and strength to stand together against the evil one penetrating society with his lies. Let us fly our banners high in your name and truly glorify you in all we do. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.