Foiled Plans

Someone told David, “Ahithophel is helping Absalom plot against you!” David said, “Please, LORD, keep Ahithophel’s plans from working!”

(2 Samuel 15:31 CEV)

David continued to endure divine discipline because of his sins of adultery and murder. Not only did David lose a child, but he also faced terrible opposition from one of his own sons–Absalom. Sadly, the person who supported Absalom’s plot was Ahithophel, the grandfather of Bathsheba (the woman David had committed adultery with) and David’s advisor. When David realized this, he prayed that God would keep Ahithophel’s plans from working, and God granted his request. I like David’s prayer and I’ve incorporated it into one of my daily prayers because it has made me realize that as God’s children, we also have an Enemy who is constantly planning evil against us. The Bible tells us to “Be on your guard and stay awake. Your enemy, the devil, is like a roaring lion, sneaking around to find someone to attack” (1 Peter 5:8). Therefore, God will answer us when we ask Him to keep the devil’s plans from working against us.

Ask God to foil the plans of the Enemy.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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