The psalmist knew about war. In Psalm 144:1, he writes, “Blessed be The Lord, my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle”.
As we worship in all our technology and comforts, it can be challenging to remember that every day we are in a battle for righteousness, for the souls of men and for His Kingdom. We often ignore the enemy until he attacks. Because of Christ’s victory, we have eternal blessings. Yet, each day we must still fight the fight.
Paul reminded us, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” (Ephesians 6:10-13)
So today, as you serve your King, be reminded that we are on the front lines.
He prepares us by training our hands for battle and our fingers for war. He protects us with His holy and wholly armor. He provides us His strategy to stand against the scheming of our enemy. And, He give us the grace to persevere.
Ready yourselves, you band of brothers. Today, we do battle. The victory is ours.