Let’s read Psalm 79, 80, 81 and 82 today. Do you have a favorite Psalm? Have we read it together yet? Let me know!
Asaph and David both pray for God to show Himself strong and destroy His enemies, but….
“Give groaning prisoners a hearing;
pardon those on death row from their doom—you can do it!
Give our jeering neighbors what they’ve got coming to them;
let their God-taunts boomerang and knock them flat” (Psalm 79:11-12 MSG)
…. but, when God loses patience, it’s completely over. His hand will not always protect the earth.
I keep thinking about Jesus’ admonishment to pray for our enemies – I think part of that prayer must include praying that God stays His hand of protection long enough for them (and for ALL people) to come to salvation (or at least have an opportunity to come to salvation).
“Then we, Your people, the ones You love and care for,
will thank You over and over and over.
We’ll tell everyone we meet
how wonderful You are, how praiseworthy You are!” (Psalm 79:12-13 MSG)
Let’s not wait for God to “knock them flat” – let’s tell everyone we meet how wonderful He is right now!
“God come back and smile Your blessing smile – That will be our salvation” (Psalm 80:3 MSG).