Evil Will Not Touch Me

Psalm 91:5-8 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.

Disease, violence, tragedy, pain are natural in the ruined state of earth. Good people, die. Trustworthy ones, fall. Yet Scripture states, “These evils will not touch me.”

Is it presumptuous to assume I am above dread and calamity? Who am I to make such declarations when saints have fallen?

Experience does not change the Word.

Isaiah 54:17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!

Many quote, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” The real truth lies in the latter portion of the verse: righteousness is of Me.

To base untouchability on my own efforts is presumptuous. I am misinformed to think confession or ability qualify me above attack.

I can proclaim, “Though ten thousand fall, evil will not touch me,” because my effort is nil. Jesus paid the price on the Cross. My righteousness is in Him. In Christ, no weapon formed against me shall prosper.

So it is not presumptious. It is not haughty or prideful. It is blood bought right.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. I am righteous through the blood, and no terror, disease, or disaster can touch me.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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