On the Watch?

Do you even know why you should be watching? Has the Spirit of God told you? He will, if we spend time with Him in the word. David knew he needed to be watching out for his enemies. They wanted to kill him. This was his morning prayer. “In the morning, Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will present my prayer to You and be on the watch.” (Psalm 5:3 NASB) David watched and prayed.

For the music director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him.

“Rescue me from my enemies, my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.” (Psalm 59:1 NASB)

Living among deadly enemies is the reality for many Christians, but we all face an enemy of the Holy Spirit every day, our natural physical self. The naked man who would cloth himself. The pride of life and the lusts of the flesh that would stand in defiance to God. The weakness of the natural man can easily be influenced by God’s enemy through temptations.
“Keep watching and praying, so that you do not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41 NASB)

The Christian spirit is willing to follow, but we must watch and pray. Remember the prayer “Do not lead us into temptation…” (Matthew 6:13) And if we are following Jesus’ instructions to pray, we are also asking God to “deliver us from evil.”

“No temptation has overtaken you except something common to mankind; and God is faithful, so He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NASB)

Yahweh-Jireh (Genesis 22:13-14) The Lord will provide a way of escape when we watch and pray. When we do not, well, you know what happens.