SATURDAY, October 16
Scripture: Psalm 143:3-12
In Psalm 143:3-12 it is important to see where David ends up. He ends up using the key of death. He says, “In your mercy cut off my enemies.” Now, cut off is the Hebrew word tsaw-math. It means to exterminate or annilate, basically asking that the key of death open and these people be ushered in. He does not leave it there. It is interesting that David sees the key of death as an agent of covenantal mercy toward believers. David is saying, God, Your covenantal mercy toward me will open the door of death and swallow up these enemies because they will not change, they will not turn. Destroying the enemy is something you can and shall do. The keys are covenantally available to us! Is the church using those keys? Some are but most are not even aware. Thank God it only takes a remnant! David goes on to say, “and destroy” that is aw-bad, it means to kill, to blot out, to cause to vanish and never be seen or heard from again. David says covenant mercy to me is if You remove the enemy, You open the door of death and You usher them in. It is the only way they’re going to stop. We have people like that in media, religion and politics. Use the key and usher them out!