No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn…
I. GLANCE AT THE WEAPONS WHICH HAVE BEEN USED AGAINST THE CHURCH COLLECTIVELY.
1. The first weapon that we notice is an old one — Infidelity. Nothing can be more palpable than this — humanity refuses to be infidel.
2. Behold another of these hostile implements is the weapon of persecution. A weak weapon, nevertheless.
II. AS REGARDS THE CHURCH INDIVIDUALLY "NO WEAPON THAT IS FORMED AGAINST IT SHALL PROSPER."
1. The weapon of slander shall not prosper.
2. The weapon of doubt.
3. The weapon of death.
(T. R. Stevenson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
WEB: No weapon that is formed against you will prevail; and you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness which is of me," says Yahweh.