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Suddenly – Day 27

Psalm 64:4&7

They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear – verse 4.

But God will shoot them with His arrows; they will suddenly be struck down – verse 7.

The Thought

There are two suddenlies in this short psalm of only 10 verses. They speak of the ongoing battle between good and evil, God and Satan. That battle began long before man existed, and will continue till the end of time as we know it. But we can live as victorious believers knowing that Jesus won the victory at Calvary.

David, the writer of this psalm, understood that God would bring Victory to His faithful ones who trust in Him. David had learned very early on in His life that God could be depended on to protect the innocent. He learned that in the sheep fields when he was young.

We can imagine that being a shepherd was a lonely life, with only the sheep to communicate with most of the time. But it was then that he was being prepared for his future. He had been handpicked by The Lord to be a future king of Israel. He didn’t know that until the prophet Samuel appeared at his home one day (1 Samuel 16).

Nothing changed for David that particular day after the anointing by the prophet, he went back to his sheep. But there was another suddenly not far down the line; the day he killed Goliath (1 Samuel 17:26)!

Think today about the varied life that David had from being a “nobody” in his own family, to becoming a giant killer, and eventually a king of Israel!


Read Psalm 64 today and think of the enemies in our world today. Be encouraged that God still sees, and He still has some suddenlies prepared for each one of us.

Ask Him how you should pray for the world conflicts as well as any personal ones you have at the moment.

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