1Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me;
fight against those who fight against me!
2Take hold of shield and buckler
and rise for my help!
3Draw the spear and javelin
against my pursuers!
Say to my soul,
“I am your salvation!”
The true follower of Jesus Christ never trusts in himself. Even when David was under attack his concern was that God would fight for him. A faith that takes matters into its own hands when things get really rough is no faith at all. We do not just trust God when we can figure things out or when things are not too bad. God is not just a fair weather friend and we are not to be fair weather followers. It is when things are really rough that the true state of our faith will demonstrate itself.
This is especially true in our spiritual struggles. Ephesians 6:10-18 reminds us that our struggle is not against people and our weaponry is not things we can come up with. Salvation, righteousness, faith, the Gospel and the Word of God, all held together by prayer is the armour that God provides.
Far too many Christians abandon these God given necessities for devices of their own when they are tempted or when life just gets too hard to handle. We will never know the power of the armour of God if we do not use them. Today, when you are tempted to speak or act in a non-Christian manner, do not resort to doing what any non-believer can do. Show the real power of God by responding to hardship as He directs us in His Word.