Weapons of Honor – Beloved Women – August 3, 2020
READ: “Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands... This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 149:6,9)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: Have you been in a good fight lately? Hopefully as women of God, our brawling days are over, but that doesn’t mean we can avoid conflict. The Bible teaches that we’re at war with a real enemy. (Ephesians 6:10-20)
Psalm 149, written by the war veteran David, celebrates our powerful arsenal of songs, praises, instruments, dance, and worship and their devastating effect on the kingdom of darkness.
The wording of this “battle hymn” reminds us that “...the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (II Corinthians 10: 4,5 ESV).
Jesus gave us the responsibility and honor of enforcing His rule in our minds and on earth. He has equipped us with weapons that cannot fail. Let’s fight!
PRAY: Dear Lord, thank You for giving me the ability to fight and win the battles in my mind and the world I live in. Your wisdom is so great! Singing, dancing, and worshipping You strengthens me and defeats the enemy. Help me to effectively wield these weapons of honor and never let them grow rusty with disuse. Today I choose to honor You by praising You all day long. In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray, Amen.
REFLECT: Read through Psalm 149. Make it a personal declaration and physically do all of the acts of praise mentioned there. What ‘kings and nobles’ need to be bound by your chains of praise? (depression, poverty, envy, injustice, etc.)
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