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Sunday, May 29, 2011

PSALMS - I'll Fight For You

"I'll fight for you."

In California, we have this TV commercial. It's an advertisement for a personal injury attorney. Now, if I needed someone to represent me – I'm not thinking I would go to this guy. He's a little "creepy" just sayin'.

But I love his tagline –

"I'll fight for you."

Today's "Bible Pick 'Ems" landed me in Psalms 35. It's one of the imprecatory psalms. The word "imprecatory" means cursing.

These are psalms that call upon God to deal with enemies. To some ears, these psalms might sound extremely harsh.

But, let's be honest.

When we feel like we're being attacked, don't we want a little *harsh* to come to the rescue?

Psalms 35 was written by David – possibly when he was being hunted by Saul.

He is afraid, confused, frustrated.

After all, he was the anointed king – and now he's running for his life?

So where does he turn?

He appeals to God – who is always just:

"O LORD, oppose those who oppose me. Fight those who fight against me. Put on your armor, and take up your shield. Prepare for battle, and come to my aid. Lift up your spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Let me hear you say, 'I will give you victory.'" (Psalms 35:1-3)

Are you in a season of life when you feel like you're running from the enemy? Do you feel like you're under attack?

Are you afraid, confused, frustrated?

Do like David did – turn to God.

He'll answer…

"I'll fight for you!"

Stand behind His victory…

…and you will stand firm!

I close with the words of Charles H. Spurgeon – his commentary on the beginning of Psalm 35:

"Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me. Plead against those who plead against me; strive with my strivers; contend with my contenders…beat them at their own weapons.Every saint of God shall have this privilege: the accuser of the brethren shall be met by the Advocate of the saints.

Fight against them that fight against me. If my advisers try force as well as fraud, be a match for them; oppose thy strength to their strength. Jesus does this for all his beloved -- for them he is both intercessor and champion; whatever aid they need they shall receive from him, and in whatever manner they are assaulted they shall be effectually defended. Let us not fail to leave our case into the Lord's hand. Vain is the help of man, but ever effectual is the interposition of heaven. What is here asked for as a boon, may be regarded as a promise to all the saints; in judgment they shall have a divine advocate, in warfare a divine protection."

(Linked today with Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays, and Peggy at Super Sunday. Please feel free to hop on over to my other blog during the week - Sharon Sharing God)

"When in doubt, search God out!"


  1. this is so perfect Sharon...loved the message and how you wrote it. ☺☺

  2. Blessings Sharon... So thankful that HE FIGHTS for US! Just as our military that defend our freedom and we honor this Memorial Day.

    Seems like I'm always in that season of life!

    Thanks for defining words(lol)out of my vocabulary.

    Love as always how you pull this altogether and inspire us.
    Peace and love (((hugs)))
    I added a link in comments to yours, cuz I can't see Linky.

  3. We are so blessed to serve a God who will fight for us! I want to stand behind His victory--firmly!


  4. A wonderful post, Sharon. I'm so glad that God loves us and takes care of us when we put our trust in Him. "When the enemy comes in like a flood He will raise up a standard against him."
    Can't remember where this is but I know it's in the Bible.

    Blessings, AE

  5. Hey,, I came by to visit you via a friend and fellow blogger. My name is Karen, co~author of http://heartofthehome-blog.blogspot.com/ and I wanted to swing by and introduce ourselves ..We have meet so many wonderful christian woman via the blogging world.. Hope you can swing by a visit us some time soon.. I enjoyed your post, and look forward to becoming Blogging Buddies as well.. Have a great and blessed day..

  6. I've asked this very thing of God right now, for I'm in a season of battling the enemy. It helps me to know that my spiritual ancestors struggled as well. The same God that stood firm on their behalf is the same One who stands for me.

    Blessed treasure!


  7. What could be better than to have the creator of the universe on our side. I'm so grateful for this fact.

  8. Sarah (Nikki) - I'm so glad you liked this message. It's so amazing what God is able to do when He fights for us! He reigns victorious, both in our hearts, and in our lives!

    Peggy - Yes, we have the Fighter on our side, don't we? I love His title in Scripture - the LORD of Heaven's Armies. That just thrills me. I can't lose - I serve the conquering and the victorious King!

    Pamela - Indeed, we are tremendously blessed. Sometimes we stand behind someone because we're just being a coward. But when we stand behind God - well, we're just being smart!!

    Alice - Thanks for your great comment. I looked up that Scripture - it's Isaiah 59:19. What a great promise to plant our feet on! Trust must come first, then victory. "He that is in me is greater..."

    Karen - WELCOME! I'm so glad that you came by today and visited, and it was so thoughtful of you to leave a comment. I will be by sometime to visit you. And I couldn't agree more - it's been tremendously encouraging to meet fellow believers in Blog Land. When we stand together, we stand firm.

    Elaine - Will be praying for your season of battle. I'm in one myself right now. And yes, it is comforting to know that every other believer, even those from ages past, have confronted the same enemy. But, the unchanging One who was, and is, and is to come still sits on His throne. And He will make my wobbling knees stand.

    Charlotte - I can't imagine anything better than that! Blessed assurance. I am also so very grateful. Who then will I fear? No one - for nothing can separate me from the love of God.



"So I have been greatly encouraged in the midst of my troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives me new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How I thank God for you!"
(1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!