They will stumble over their own tongue…

The Sacred Text is always prophetic. It registers the history of the Hebrews, which continues to repeat nowadays.

Evil always existed and will continue to exist until Judgment Day.

Even though he conquered great victories for his people, King David fell victim to malicious gossip and the envy of cowards.

In his outcry to God, written in Psalm 64, he mentions enemies, evildoers and the wicked, saying:

…who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows – bitter words, that they may shoot in secret at the blameless; suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.

They encourage themselves in an evil matter; they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, “Who will see them?” They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.

But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they shall be wounded. So He will make them stumble over their own tongue… Psalm 64.3-8

Even so, both the religious ‘brethren’ as well as the evildoers did not get tired of distilling poisonous words intended to kill, steal and destroy.

They ignored the fact of being at the service of Satan. John 10.10

They also ignore the fact that the more they try to belittle, offend and hurt us, the more we are motivated to press forward by faith.

Moreover, they ignore the fact that most precious thing we have happens to be inside us.

Since our Beloved Lord and Savior predicted our enemies would do this, He left us the following words of comfort:

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5.11-12

You don’t think that’s enough?

So, here’s some more:

If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. John 15.18-19

Those who are of the faith decided to ignore the poisonous arrows because each one of them gave what they had, just as we have given what we have.

Let’s pray for them because we were like them one day: unloved, without a family, without affection, without kindness, a broken marriage, an unsuccessful career, frustrated love life, addictions; in short, we were like the garbage of this hopeless world.

May the Lord our God have compassion on them like He did on our souls.

“Unbelievers criticize, the incompetent envy, evildoers harass, but the humble and pure of heart respect and long to know the GOD OF EXTRAORDINARY.” (Grace Lopes)


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