locked and loaded

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Psalm 37:14-15

Psalm 37:14 The wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow to bring down the poor and needy and to slaughter those whose journey is upright.

Psalm 37:15 Their swords will enter their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.

locked and loaded

If the psalmist were writing today, he would have probably used the phrase “locked and loaded” to describe an enemy prepared to fire on the helpless and holy. About 1000 years ago, the weapons of destruction were the sword and bow.

Other than that, the sentiment expressed in this section is very up-to-date. Many of God’s people feel they are targets of abuse, misrepresentation, oppression, and violence. We feel this way not in spite of our faith, but because of it.

God’s word of encouragement for us is that he knows what is happening, and those weapons locked and loaded will not achieve their purpose. Instead, the Lord will redirect those weapons to harm the ones who wield them.

Lord, thank you for being sovereign over our situation.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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