July 18, 2017

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Reading along with us in the first 30 chapters of Psalm? Here’s today’s reading:

Psalm 7 (ESV)

O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge;
save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
2 lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,
rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this,
if there is wrong in my hands,
4 if I have repaid my friend with evil
or plundered my enemy without cause,
5 let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it,
and let him trample my life to the ground
and lay my glory in the dust. Selah
6 Arise, O Lord, in your anger;
lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies;
awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
7 Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;
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  1. Who can stand now or in eternity under our holy and righteous God’s judgment, when He tests not just what we DO, but also our very intentions, thoughts, and motives? If not for Jesus Christ and His taking God’s judgment and wrath upon Himself, no one will. No one can. “As it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one’…” (Romans 3:10)

    I read this psalm today in light of what Jesus says in John 3:16-21. Thank you, God!

    “9 Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
    and may you establish the righteous—
    you who test the minds and hearts,
    O righteous God!
    10 My shield is with God,
    who saves the upright in heart.
    11 God is a righteous judge,
    and a God who feels indignation every day.
    12 If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword;
    he has bent and readied his bow…” Psalm 7:9-12

  2. This is where the saying -He fell in the pit he dug-came from.

    17 I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
    and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.❤️

  3. Did you catch the note at the beginning…Cush, a Benjamite? David had a lot of problems from the tribe from which Saul came from (ie Benjamin). Cush is only mentioned here but most likely was one of the ones in Benjamin who didn’t think David had a right to Saul’s throne.

    But what a great refuge we have in God regardless of what our circumstances are. Many hard things happen in our lives, but God is the one we can always run to and find a powerful and comforting refuge and protector.

    I appreciate like Jim does David’s honest assessment of himself. Hey God, if I have done anything wrong, then let my enemies have the victory. But if I am right as I think I am, judge me according to my righteousness and judge them according to their evil. What a fitting thing for us to think, say and pray if we find ourselves in a similar situation, just make sure you are the one who is right…. :).

    So what would we rather have God be…a shield to protect and defend us, or the one sharpening His sword to judge us. I think that is the intended juxtaposition between v 10-16. And thank God He is righteous in doing both!

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