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01/24/2014

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 186

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare in Proverbs — kellporten @ 14:29
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Scripture:

Prov. 19:17
He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD …

Comment:

According to the original text we could paraphrase the scripture in the following way:

He who intercedes for the weak joins the Lord

People are attacked by the enemy in many different ways. When we meet a person under attack, we may be tempted to think that he should handle his situation in a better way. What we easily forget, or don’t realize, is that it is one thing to be under attack, and another thing to stand outside an attack and watch. To be attacked by the enemy means being exposed to forces that can be difficult to manage alone. The person standing at his side watching can think that it is not a big problem.

We must realize that a person can be weakened, both physically and mentally, as a result of spiritual attack. Instead of looking down on such a person, we need to stand in the gap for him, i.e. take the battle in his place. That is what intercession is all about.

When we take the time to fight for a fellow human, we join with the Lord. It is actually He who fights, but He is using us as a channel. His power goes out towards the enemy through the words of our prayers and commands.

Ps. 8:2
Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.

The time we use for interceding for someone, we lend to the Lord. He will reward us abundantly.

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