The Daily Word of Righteousness

Isaiah, Chapter Fifty-four, #10

If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you. (Isaiah 54:15)

God is on our side.

What a wonderful promise! I personally have been attacked in different ways. God always has delivered me from those who would harm me. I have stood on the above promise and also on the Word that says when a man's ways please the Lord, the Lord makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Another Word is, "Who is he who will harm you if you be a follower of that which is good?"

It is apparent from the Book of Psalms that King David had numerous enemies. No doubt there was a lot of palace intrigue, envy, jealousy. David did not boast of his wealth or his army. You can tell from reading the Book of Psalms (which is largely about warfare) that David remained humble in the sight of God, and always trusted in God to deliver him.

He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord. Our own strength will never save us. God's angels camp around those who fear the Lord, and who trust in Him for every needed deliverance.

Who creates the destroyer?

See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc; (Isaiah 54:16)

When we are being attacked by various weapons, whether they be slander, or lawsuits, or war, or by anything else that comes against us, it is comforting to realize it is God who created the persons who are doing the attacking. If we are really serving the Lord as we should be, we have nothing to fear.

If it is God who created the destroyer to work havoc, there is no need for us to accept fear, or dread, or mental torment of any sort. God is in control and will protect us if we are pleasing Him by our attitude and behavior.

The Lord vindicates His servants.

"No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)

To be the object of criticism and slander is to experience the fellowship of Christ's sufferings. Since none of us is perfect, there are many parts of our life that are vulnerable to attack. We simply are not completely immune to slander.

God realizes this. If God finds us worthy, He is well able to vindicate us. We don't have to be blameless to be supported by the Lord, although we are to live in such a manner that the adversaries cannot accuse us. But when they do, and we have followed the Lord diligently to the best of our ability, God will vindicate us.

Christ Himself is Truth, the only Truth there is. When He is satisfied that we have done our part in serving Him, even though we are not blameless, He enables us to arise triumphantly to the dismay of those who would accuse us.

King David was not a perfect man and sinned grievously on at least one occasion. But God has chosen to exalt David, and so David's Psalms bless the righteous to the present hour. When anyone decides to criticize David, God comes to his rescue.

God is our Protector. Whom shall we fear? (from Isaiah, Chapter Fifty-four)