Thoughts on Psalm 83

In Psalm 83 we see a confederation of ten nations conspiring to overthrow Israel. A similar confederation stood against Israel in the days of King Jehoshaphat. This good king of Judah encouraged the people to call upon God to help them. He was so sure of God’s help that he arrayed the singers at the front of his army! God defeated all the enemies of Israel that day without Jehoshaphat’s army having to lift a finger (see 2 Chronicles 20).

In this Psalm we see Israel surrounded by nine nations that hate them, with another nation far to the north in confederation with the nine. How like Israel’s present situation, with the Arab nations surrounding them and seeking their annihilation, with Russia far to the north supplying the arms and support! How like the future confederation of ten nations that will come together against Israel at the battle of Armageddon!

We wonder why Israel has known such fervent hate throughout the centuries, until we recognise that Israel represents the One True God. Satan has always hated God’s sovereignty and he fights against all that is of God, and will continue to do so until he is finally defeated at the end of the millennial reign of Christ upon the earth (Revelation 20:7-10).

The situation in the Middle East today is just another proof that there is One True God, and all the world rebels against Him at Satan’s bidding. Israel bears the brunt of the hatred, but God will not allow His people to be destroyed.

Likewise, God will not allow His church to be destroyed as Satan rails against it also. Go to the last chapters of your Bible and see that, in the end, God wins!