Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war. They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Psalm 140 NKJV
This imprecatory Psalm contains David’s cry for relief and restoration. It reveals David’s confidence in God to answer his prayer.
In the imprecatory Psalms the human authors cry out for protection and call down curses on people who oppress them. Should we call down curses on our enemies?
David was the ultimate warrior. His heart was surrendered to the Lord. God is still using David. The revelation of his heart for the Lord is an example for us to follow. His sin and restoration will stand as a testimony of God’s grace forever!
David’s enemies were puppets on a string. The hand of his real enemy was unseen. He is the same evil being who wars against us today.
I said to the Lord: “You are my God; Hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord. O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. Do not grant, Oh Lord, the desires of the wicked; Do not further his wicked scheme, Lest they be exalted. Selah Vs 6-8
When David led Israel into battle He trusted God to bring about the victory for His people. David trusted the Lord to bring about victory in his personal life.
We know God will bring about the victory over evil. He will bring about victory in our personal lives as well. I cannot say you will never suffer trial and hardship. I cannot promise you will never suffer loss or endure pain.
I can say the Lord will use all things to fill your heart with incorruptible blessings. I can promise God will use good and bad circumstances to prepare you for an eternity of blessed perfection. I can declare that promise because God made it!
God’s servants face opposition. People will come against us as we go about the Lord’s business. They are not our enemies. They are taken captive by the one who is. The Lord will deal with Him. Jesus wants us to pray for the captives to be set free!
Don’t worry about opposition. Serve Jesus. Rest in His grace. The battle between good and evil is His. Jesus is always victorious!
Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence. Vs 13
God is reminding us how His-Story ends. Our hearts will be filled with such joy words cannot express our thankfulness. We will spend eternity in our Fathers House. Don’t miss out. Make sure you spend eternity in God the Father’s house with Jesus!
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