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: It is very interesting to note that God stops our persecutors on their path of wickedness by also persecuting them. The word persecution in the hebrew is ‘râdaph’ which means ‘ to put to flight’. When you are persecuted, it is obvious that your enemy puts your life in 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 by the angels while your life is left alone to enjoy stability and establishment once again! Are the persecutors in your life? Why don’t you go to God in prayer right now. Your persecutors shall surely come under divine persecution now. Give God a shout of praise!
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.