Stand or Appease?

It was three o'clock in the morning. The young lawyer had been restless all night. The telephone rang, and when he answered it, an angry voice said, "If you continue with the case, you won't live out the week." He recognized the voice.

He arose and began to pray. It was difficult. Many fearful thoughts came to him, as well as temptations to appease the one who had threatened him. But as he continued to pray, this passage from a psalm brought him comfort: "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust." Another verse assured him of God's protection: "Yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man."Ps. 18:2, 48;

Which One Are You?
August 14, 1971

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