Enemy In A Friend’s Clothing

January 26th, 2012

RG AUDIO 012612Psalm 55:12-23

Have you ever been betrayed? Did that betrayal come from a friend, someone you trusted? It is bad enough when we are disregarded or suffer abuse from a stranger, but if you have ever been betrayed by a friend, someone you loved and trusted, then you can understand David’s despair. The one who “reproaches me” (v. 12, NASB) is his “familiar friend” and “companion.”  You can feel David’s disappointment at the betrayal. This was an enemy in friend’s clothing.

Maybe, like David, you have become angry and tempted to call down curses on those who have hurt you. I know I have. David does something spectacular: he casts his burden on the Lord, the only one in heaven and earth who will hear his cry and save him. As a result, God ransoms David unharmed from the battle waged against him (v. 18).

God will do the same for us if we will only cry out to him. Even though we may have enemies dressed in friend’s clothing we can cast our cares on the Lord. “He will never let the righteous fall” (v. 22b).


2 Responses to “Enemy In A Friend’s Clothing”

  1. Skor Says:

    January 26th, 2012 at 2:22 am

    I read your articles everyday, you have talent in writing, waiting for more updates

  2. Bob Worthman Says:

    January 26th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    When you are so angry with someone that you refuse to forgive them, ironically, it is you who will suffer the most. Your bitterness and anger will poison your soul…”But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:15). (: Loving God, loving each other 🙂

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