Enemy Action

Psalm 59 continues the theme of God’s judgment of David’s enemies. It seems that David is a little “stuck” on this idea. I don’t have a lot more to say here than what I’ve said in the past several days. I will just emphasize again how David brings God into the action, instead of taking matters into his own hands. Here is how he begins this psalm: “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Defend me from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, And save me from bloodthirsty men.” Notice the action verbs; deliver…defend…deliver…save…all things that David is asking God to do; not words that David promises to do. David modeled this greatly in his dealings with Saul and with his son, Absalom, who rebelled against him. We can learn from David in relinquishing the action to God in regard to our enemies. Let God take care of our enemies. This kind of enemy action removes the temptation for sin on our part and ultimately puts the judgment of our enemies in the right hands, God’s hands.


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