No Compromise

For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another. 
Psalms 75:6‭-‬7 NKJV

As the Psalm writer, Asaph looked to the East he would see the fearful nation of Assyria (and later Babylon). To the West were arrayed the Philistines, who were a current enemy, striking without warning any village they wished along the border. Last of all to the South, Egypt’s empire, their past slave master, still held half of the world in its grip.

Though the names have changed, the fears and challenges of future fears, present threats and past enemies remain. Our human tendency is to try for alliance with one of these in the vain hope they will allow us a moment of tranquility. But the only safety and real true peace comes from the Lord. Just as when Asaph the chief worship leader, prayed in the temple, and understood who was really in charge of his protection and promotion, we can do the same. Only God is greater and our deliverance comes from commitment to Him, not compromise with our enemies!

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