“[He] hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose.”
The word frustrate is used three times in the Scriptures. My intention is not to expound the texts but explain the word. Webster gives the definition as “in vain; to cause to have no effect; to prevent from achieving a goal or gratifying a desire.” It is plain to see that if Satan can keep a Christian frustrated, he or she will never reach the potential God has set for them. Our adversary knows, to keep a saint frustrated is just as effective as getting him or her to fall. Either way, the believer is ineffective.
I have observed that there are three areas in which the enemy of our souls works to achieve his goal of keeping us continually frustrated. If he can get us “entangled” in any one of these, he has bound us. The first has to do with the political see-saw of our day. The second, with its social ills. And the last, with the sad spiritual condition of God’s elect.
Let’s face it; the root of all frustration is to be found in our inability to control people and situations. Happy is the man or woman who has learned that only a Sovereign God can accomplish this. Therefore, Let us keep our eyes upon a never-changing God in this ever-changing world.