None! – Sunday, May 22, 2022

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord – Isaiah 54:17

 

It is highly probable that in the face of all the tribulations happening throughout our world, a church choir will on this Sunday sing these lyrics: “God will do what he said he would do/He’s not a man that he should lie/He will stand by his word, he will come through/Oh, I won’t be afraid of the arrow by day/From the hand of my enemy/I can stand my ground with the Lord on my side/For the snares they have set will not succeed/No weapon formed against me shall prosper/It won’t work.”  Although this song by Fred Hammond “No Weapon” is readily known to reference Isaiah’s assurance to every believer, those lyrics were likely inspired as well by another important figure, David.

In Scripture, he’s referred to as “a man after God’s own heart” despite his weaknesses, David desired to serve God which is reflected in his writings, Psalms that continue to encourage and uplift.  In one David wrote: “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day” (91:5).  David knew of his enemies, but he also knew of his protection: “For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform” (21:11).

While you may be enduring hardships, please be encouraged by the chorus from this popular song: “My help, my help, my help/All of my help cometh from the Lord,” inspired no doubt by this Psalm:  “My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” (121.2).   When we place our trust in the Lord, then we too can boldly agree: “No weapon…shall prosper.”  None!