There is a tendency in life to consider the weak and the defenseless as an easy target. We’ve so many cases of people taking advantage of the poor and defenseless. Vulnerable people like those differently enabled, the orphans and widows are often abused and exploited and are considered easy targets. A closer look at the scriptures however reveals that those who made the greatest impression are not the great and mighty but rather the simple and often ignored. In God’s divine order of things, it’s the helpless slaves who triumphed over a mighty Pharaoh and it’s young naive David who triumphed over a mighty Goliath. God calls Himself the defender of the helpless and the seemingly vulnerable and does not look at life from our perspective. He The scriptural account of Pharaoh getting tempted to attack the Israelites who appeared vulnerable and confused at the Red Sea should always act as a reminder that those we consider vulnerable could in actual facts be a divine setup for our downfall. It is not every delay or setback that your enemy suffers that should be a point of celebration. Pharaoh celebrated too soon thinking that the Israelites were stranded at the Red Sea with no way out. They appeared miserable sitting like lame ducks and enticed him to attack. What he did not know is that God was setting him up to attack and be destroyed himself. What we call confusion in the lives of God people could in actual fact be a moment of divine reordering. Does someone you don’t like seem helpless? Who appears vulnerable and helpless for you to take advantage of? Where are you tempted to feel better than others? Pray for them and those without physical defense often have divine defenses. Be careful how you treat people who appear to be on the loosing end. It may as well be a set up! God is known to have the habit of driving his own to the very edge before turning around to fight for them!
“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.” Proverbs 24:17-18 NIV
Last modified: June 27, 2020