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December 14, 2018

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Reading along with us through Psalm 61-70? Here’s today’s reading:

Psalm 64 (ESV)

Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;
    preserve my life from dread of the enemy.
Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
    from the throng of evildoers,
who whet their tongues like swords,
    who aim bitter words like arrows,
shooting from ambush at the blameless,
    shooting at him suddenly and without fear..
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  1. Again this Psalm begins as a lament and starts with the triplet structure:
    “Hear my voice”
    “Preserve my life”
    “Hide me”

    Those who seek to do the believer harm rarely attack directly, but are clandestine. They form ‘secret plots’. Many times there is collusion between two or more individuals to ‘whet their tongues like swords’, to ‘aim bitter words like arrows’ and ‘lay snares secretly’.

    In our country today we have read of some Christian business people who are taken to court because of their stand on sin, particularly homosexuality. To me the snare and secret plot to destroy Christian belief is obvious but to the world, the name of the believer and the title Christian is cut down and besmirched.

    However, our firm confidence is in God who can turn their own schemes against them, who can make the believer walk and stand strong in the fiery furnace. This is not just a faint hope because it is all that we have left, rather it is fully believing that God loves us and stands with us.

  2. 9 Then all mankind fears;
    they tell what God has brought about
    and ponder what he has done.
    10 Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord
    and take refuge in him!
    Let all the upright in heart exult!

  3. Jesus warned that the world would hate those who followed him and Paul states that anyone who lives a righteous life will be persecuted. So we really shouldn’t be surprised when people come against us or avoid because of what we represent. And its nice when Psalm like this identify that and expose their tactics, which are a true today as they were in David’s time, It is nice that we can place them in God’s hands and let Him sift the proper treatment for them. We can just recognize that they will eventually fear Him and so we can just keep praising Him because our eyes are on Him and not them.

  4. 9 Then all mankind fears;
    they tell what God has brought about
    and ponder what he has done.
    10 Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord
    and take refuge in him!
    Let all the upright in heart exult!

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