Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 149:6, where we read these words:
"Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand . . . "
Note how the faithful Christian is at once a worshipper of God, and a soldier fighting under Christ's banner. There is no way to please God without praising Him. And there is nothing to praise Him for, unless the saints sees God's enemies fall under them. (These include sin, the flesh, the world, the devil, and the devil's agents—human and demonic.)
So, if we are in Christ as His church, let us go into your daily lives lifting up thanks to God, and the sword of the Spirit against His foes (and ours).
[Puritan quote of the day: "The Church is a body to whom the whole world is beholden. It should be the joy of the earth, for it is the security of the whole earth.” —Nathaniel Vincent, in, "A Discourse concerning Love"]