Psalm 76 – God Protects You

by | May 29, 2020


His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. He shatters the bow’s flaming arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. (Psalms 76:2-3)

This psalm was written to celebrate a victory God brought to his people over attackers who came to conquer Jerusalem (also known as Zion). God’s tent — his home — was with his people, so he had a strong motivation to defend them. He also had the power to defend them, shattering the flaming arrows, shields, and swords that came against them.

Now that God lives inside his people through the Holy Spirit, he has even more motivation to protect us from our enemies. He’ll protect you against the enemy of temptation: “No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to bear it” (1 Cor. 10:13). He’ll protect you against the enemy of discouragement: “We are afflicted in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed” (2 Cor. 4:8-9). And through the resurrection of his son, he’ll protect you against the enemy of death: “Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (1 Cor. 15:55-57)

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