We Are Not Of This World

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.  Psalm 91:3

Notice how our scripture text is worded. It said SURELY He SHALL deliver you from the snare of the fowler. I love that He didn’t say MAYBE or SOMETIMES, but He said SURELY. It also wasn’t conditional such as “HE MIGHT but a definitive HE SHALL. Hallelujah. So, we have the assurance that our God WILL deliver us from the snare of the fowler.

Our scripture speaks of the devil as a fowler. A fowler is a bird catcher. He lays traps and carefully hides them so that he can surprise the unsuspecting birds. The Bible also speaks of the devil as a thief and murderer who comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). We must be aware that the world we live in is a fallen world. Adam committed high treason and gave the keys of this world to the devil.

Because of Adams fall, the devil is the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4). The Apostle Paul refers to him as “the prince of the power of the air” (Eph. 2:2). That is why as long as the devil is still the ruler of this world, the world will continue to get darker and darker and there will continue to be accidents, sicknesses, tragedies, and deaths. But we can rejoice in the fact that the devil’s lease on this world is quickly coming to an end.

Paul also tells us that our Lord Jesus is coming back and ALL his enemies will be put under His feet, with death being the last enemy to be destroyed (1 Cor. 15:26). But in the meantime, we will see the world getting darker and darker. But as believers, we don’t need to fear because our trust is in our Lord Jesus. We are in this world, but not of it (John 17:16).

In the natural, the reports of all the evil and tragic things that are happening can be very discouraging. But let’s not forget we have a Savior who is even more real, and He has promised to deliver us from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilences (dangerous diseases and viruses). We need to know how much we need our Savior and His protection daily.

We need to keep Jesus in our lives every day. He is the only One who can deliver us and keep us safe. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (troubled times) Psalm 46:1). He is our shelter in the midst of every storm. PTL.