Scripture Reading: Psalm 35: 3, 5-6:
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
Reflections: The Psalmist found himself under persecution and lifts up a cry unto God, requesting Him to also persecute his enemies. The word ‘persecute’ in the hebrew is ‘râdaph’ which means ‘ to put to flight’. When you are persecuted, it is obvious that your enemy puts your life into flight and thereby introduces you to instability. However when you call on God, His angels steps in between you and the persecutor, causing the persecutor to turn round and run away from you. By this, the persecutor is also put to flight while your life is left alone to enjoy stability and establishment! God is still in the business of persecuting your enemies. Your life will surely enjoy stability and establishment.
Prayer: Oh God, let your angels put to flight every persecutor in my life. Let them be driven away like chaff before the wind.
Confession: All my persecutors have come under divine persecution. They have become as chaff before the wind. The angel of the Lord has put them to flight.