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So much is said within these thirteen verses, but there is one in particular that I keep coming back to. It’s short and it doesn’t speak of fire or vengeance, of trust, or desires, or gold. All it says is this: “All their plans to harm you will come to nothing” (v 11), and I’ve found it to be one of the most comforting and confirming verses I’ve ever read.
“All their plans to harm you will come to nothing.”
Ten small words with a whole world of meaning behind them. In these ten small words, I’m told that anyone who is an enemy of God – anyone who is against him – will not succeed. Period. End of story. These ten small words have said the battle’s already been fought and won, and as a Christ follower, I can take comfort in knowing that I’m on the winning side.
There is evil in this world – but all its plans for harm will come to nothing. There are those who are fuelled on others’ fear, sorrow, and pain – but all their plans for harm will come to nothing. At times there is terror and mayhem – but all those plans for harm will come to nothing.
God has already won. We are the evidence of his victory. We are saved, thanks to his power and love. Now we have nothing to fear.
Triumphant Father, You have shown us your strength and you have shown us your love. We will sing and praise you, for you are victorious. Help us to live as people confident in your power, and saved by your grace. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.