My Defense is of God #721

Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds. 10  My defense is of God, who saves the upright in heart. (Psalm 7:9–10, NKJV)

Let it be clearly understood that wickedness does not triumph over the people of God. God in His righteousness protects the just, for their hearts and minds are stayed on Him. God is our shield, defending us from the “spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:12). Notably, it is the “upright in heart” who have this spiritual protection and salvation, since God is well aware of the workings of our minds and passions. What type of heart does God see in you? Are you passionate for what is just and righteous? Or, has wickedness deceived you with its baseless promises of fulfillment? Keep your faith in God and remain upright in heart. God establishes, protects and saves all whose hearts are devoted to what is upright and just.

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