chronological day 133 :)

We’re reading Psalm 68, 69, 70, 86, and 101 today.  For those of you who like to know where we are, we’ve got about another week of these undated David Psalms before we are back to some more histories. You are doing great!

133

I skirted around this the other day, but I guess I’ll come out and say it: I don’t like it when David writes/prays about wanting God to destroy his enemies.  I do pray for protection, but I don’t like to pray specifics about how the Lord should exact revenge (or decide for Him that revenge is even necessary!)… That’s the Lord’s business, not mine.  Of course, no one is trying to kill me or overthrow my government, I’m not hiding in caves, I’m not on the run…. Maybe I have a wrong perspective on this!

The behavior of others shouldn’t affect me, the consequences of others’ actions isn’t my business, I just want to focus on my growth.  I do love the honesty that David has with the Lord – what’s the point is hiding your feelings from the Lord? He already knows –  and He loves us anyway!

“When the righteous see God in action
    they’ll laugh, they’ll sing,
        they’ll laugh and sing for joy.
Sing hymns to God;
    all heaven, sing out;
        clear the way for the coming of Cloud-Rider.
Enjoy God,
    cheer when you see Him!” (Psalm 68:3 MSG)

One thought on “chronological day 133 :)

  1. Larry W Ambrose says:

    I concur with the discomfort regarding some of David’s prayers of vengeance. While I think they fit the culture of his day, and much of the Old Testament, the seem ill fitting alongside of New Testament new covenant words of Jesus, such as “Love your enemies.”

    However, what I draw from them is the knowledge that even the man known as a man after God’s own heart was astonishingly human, at times. Which helps me find grace for my foibles and, as a pastor, us him as an example for those who struggle in their relationship with God due to self-condemnation over their own failures. If the man after God’s heart had such thoughts and struggles, we can overcome our own to have a deep, abiding relationship with the Lord.

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