THE SERVANT GENERAL
Today’s reading: Psalm 48:2-8
The Bible often speaks of holy war, where God and the enemies
of God are in direct conflict. Thus proclaims the psalm of
the Korahites, which praises the holy city as the invincible
dwelling place of God, unconquerable, defeating all enemies.
“God is in its citadel, renowned as a stronghold. See!
The kings assembled, together they advanced. When they looked
they were astounded; terrified, they were put to flight!”
Divine Warrior is victorious over hostile kings. “Your
right hand is fully victorious.” (v.11b). In fact, in
this case, the enemies panic and flee at the sight of divine
is the spiritual war we find ourselves in. God is already
victorious. God defeats all His enemies. We share in that
victory. But we must become holy warriors, formed in righteousness,
fighting God’s battles and not merely ours, using God’s
weapons and not merely human resources.