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!
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.
cheer when you see Him!” (Psalm 68:3 MSG)