Confused and Confounded

9 Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words,
for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls;
malice and abuse are within it.
11 Destructive forces are at work in the city;
threats and lies never leave its streets. Psalm 55:9-11

These words were written 4000+ years ago, but pick up newspapers and turn on the TV today and you’ll see eerie similarities. We should be praying the first part of verse 9 on a daily basis because it’s such an effective means to defeat the enemy.

It’s perhaps one of the main reasons the Nation of Israel has survived these past 66 years. There’s no logical reason why all of Israel’s enemies would not mount a unified attack except that they have been confused and confounded all these years. We know that their leaders all hate Israel and would love to see the tiny nation obliterated, but they all seem powerless. They’re not powerless at all, just confused. Their hatred for Israel and everything Jewish consumes them. And it also interferes with rational thinking. In that sense God has watching out for Israel since this was written.

Pray for tiny Israel, that its enemies would be confounded. Pray also against the violence in the cities that have begun as a result of the recent Ferguson grand jury decision. Many of the protesters want violence just because they can get away with it. Pray that they would be confused and confounded.

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