Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
God has ordained strength out of the mouth of babes and sucklings because of our enemies and His purpose is stated clearly in the second half of the verse. “that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.”
The word translated “still” in English is the same word that is translated Sabbath. So we cause our enemies to recognize the Sabbath with the strength that comes out of our mouth.
Jesus Christ is the Sabbath. The Lord worked six days and rested the seventh day teaching us how to keep the Sabbath holy. He didn’t create anything on the seventh day because He is the Sabbath.
What is the strength coming out of our mouths that the Sabbath, Jesus Christ, uses to still our enemy and the avenger with? Matthew 21:16, And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
Our strength is the praise of babes and sucklings coming out of our mouth. Babes and sucklings have not yet learned a language so their words have no form. Yet when they are crying because of some uncomfortable thing or because of some pain, the parent immediately understands that and moves to fix the issue.
Likewise with us. How much greater a parent is the Lord than we are? When the enemy and the avenger are pursuing us we don’t even have to be able to articulate exactly with beautiful words what is happening. All we have to do is start crying to the Lord for His help in the midst of our pain and He is there.
Strange though it may seem at times, the Lord sometimes allows situations for the express purpose of proving to the enemy and avenger that the praise and cry of babes and sucklings is greater that all the evil power and wicked plots the enemy may come up with. For greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.