“Those who follow after wickedness approach; they are far from Your law. You are near, O Lord, and all Your commandments are truth” (Psalm 119:150-151, AMP).
There is a glorious truth in this passage that can change your life, bringing you peace and giving you rest beyond anything you have yet experienced. You see, once you understand the truth of God’s constant nearness to you — that he loves you and is continually near you —all fear and anxiety must go!
In this text, David sees the wicked coming closer and closer in an attempt to ruin and destroy him. He is saying, “Vile, corrupt, plotting sinners are out to totally destroy me and they are gaining on me. They’re all around me and their power is mounting.”
We all have such an enemy — the enemy of our souls, the devil. He has always had only one purpose: to destroy God’s work and seduce and discourage his people.
Satan will not be satisfied until he sees the total ruin and downfall of every godly ministry, church and true lover of Jesus. Satan’s demonic spirits are not just imps who go around making life miserable. No, Satan’s purpose is much more serious than that. He is bent on the total destruction of the Church of Jesus Christ. His one goal is to cut us down and leave nothing more than a memory.
The devil was blatant in this purpose, even with Jesus. He took boldly wicked steps in tempting the Son of God. Satan will try everything in his power to destroy all that is righteous and holy. And he never stops! There is always a design out of hell.
What you may be going through is common to multitudes. How good to know that God is more prepared to keep his promises to you than the devil is to ruin you. Indeed, the nearer the enemy comes, the closer the Lord remains!