"The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms; and He drove out the enemy from before you, and said, 'Destroy!'" (Deuteronomy 33:27)Have you ever had times when it seemed that all you "stuff" was being exposed? Issues you had buried, sins you had hidden, and faults you didn't even know you had; everywhere you look, there they are! In times like these its tempting to blame the devil as if he is the one bringing these things before our eyes. However, it may be possible that the devil is not to blame; God is. In this part of Moses' song, the picture is of God as a hunting dog, flushing out the prey, that we may see it and killed it. God goes before us and flushes out the enemy, drivers him before us, that we may easily destroy them. These times are not times of oppression but times of opportunity; opportunity to destroy the things in our lives that hurt our relationship with God and keep us from enjoying the Promise Land. The next time you experience one of these times, instead of blaming the devil, simply rise up and "Destroy!".
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