Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 16th November

Weapons Doomed To Fail

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn.” (Isaiah 54:17)

There is greater clatter in the forges and smithies of the enemy. They are making weapons to smite the saints with. See how busily they labour it! It matters nothing, for on the blade of every weapon you may read this inscription: It shall not prosper.

But now listen to another noise: it is the strife of tongues. Tongues are more terrible instruments than can be made with hammers and anvils, and the evil that they inflict cuts deeper and spreads wider. What will become of us now? Slander, falsehood, insinuation, ridicule – these are poisoned arrows; how can we meet them?

The Lord God promises us that, if we cannot silence them, we shall at least escape from being ruined by them. They condemn us for the moment, but we shall condemn them at last and forever. The mouth of falsehoods shall be turned to the honour of those good men who suffered by them.

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