Psalm 140:7 – “O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.”
Unless we’ve actually been in the heat of battle, we may never actually understand what soldiers go through. They stand in the line of fire and wage a war against the enemy, based on the directions given by their commanding officer. For those of us who believe in Jesus, we too face a spiritual battle of sorts against the enemy of our soul.
Satan wants to separate us from the love of God, and tear us away from His family. The war we wage on a daily basis may not be physical, but the outcome will affect where we spend eternity. Do we give in to the wiles of the devil, and succumb to our temptations? Will we give up what we believe for a moment of fleeting pleasure? David was a man of war, and in the verse above, he reiterates how it was God who covered his head in the day of battle.
In our daily spiritual battles, do we depend on God to protect our minds from negative influences? Do we put on the helmet of our salvation, the full assurance of what Christ has done for us, as we gear up for battle? While our battles may last a long time, the good news is, Jesus already won the war on the cross. We just need to stand firm in the victory Christ purchased for us through His blood. And besides, we’re not fighting alone… our Immanuel God is with us, every step of the way.