Saturday, January 7, 2012

150 Days of Psalms - Psalm 7

David had a lot of enemies. At least it sure seems this way from reading the first seven Psalms. Some were political (Cush), some were from his own bad choices (Absalom), some were because of his position (jealousy or rebellion against the king)...

But what I've noticed in these Psalms is that David is relying on God to be his defender. He doesn't take matters into his own hands (well, except for running and hiding in caves and things like that.)

Paul said it this way,
Romans 12:19 NAS

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.

We live in a society where we are told to "fight back," "get them before they get you," and how often have I heard someone say, "I don't get mad, I get even."

David said,
17 I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

As God's people we are to be different. We are told to be salt and light. It's our choice - sing God's praise and show His love to the world or become like them fussing and fighting and "getting even."

Which will you choose?

1 comment:

Phyllis Hobson said...

I was so confused in reading this. First David is seeking refuge, and asking God to be trampled if he (David) had caused this. Then David asks God to rise up and destroy his (David's) enemies. David then affirms that God is his shield and that God saves the upright. But aren't we all fallen and have turned from God? In that respect I don't get it.....