The Just Judge

In Psalm 7 David is lamenting the fact that he is being judged wrongly for something that he did not do. He appeals to the mercy of God. David writes that if he has done something wrong, then God should judge him; but if not, then God should judge those who have wrongly accused David. This is part of what David writes: O Lord my God, if I have done this: If there is iniquity in my hands, If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me, Or have plundered my enemy without cause,  Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me; Yes, let him trample my life to the earth, And lay my honor in the dust. David isn’t afraid of being judged for his sin but in this case he feels wrongly condemned by others.

I suppose that we have all felt this at some time in our lives. Sometimes the situation might be relatively minor and other times much more serious. I’m very glad that God is a just judge. We can always throw ourselves at the mercy of His court. God knows all the actions and attitudes of every person who comes into our lives. David ends this psalm with these words: I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.  May these be our words as well, regardless of the situation we find ourselves in.


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