Do Not Gloat, My Enemy!
“Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.” (Micah 7:8 NIV)
This may express the feeling of a man or woman downtrodden and oppressed. Our enemy may put out our light for a season, but there is sure hope for us in the Lord. And if we are trusting in him, and holding fast our integrity, our season of downcasting and darkness will soon be over. The insults of the foe are only for a moment… for we shall overcome him before long. We shall rise from our fall, for our God has not fallen, and he will lift us up. We shall not abide in darkness, although for the moment we sit in it; for our Lord is the fountain of light, and he will soon bring us a joyful day.
-Charles Spurgeon (excerpted and adapted from the Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith: Daily Readings)
If you are being assaulted by the enemy of your soul today, remember that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us!” (Romans 8:37)
Read Micah 7:8-20.