"MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME"

"MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME"

Psalms 70


Many were David's persecutors.  They lurked in secret places, constantly looking for a slip of the tongue, an improper gesture, a wrong move or any thing that might bring a reproach upon his stewardship.  We, as David, are not exempt from those who would seek our hurt.  As Christians, we should know that Satan, can not stand those who honor our Lord Jesus Christ, his sworn enemy.  So, he constantly hunts for the precious soul, to defame and cast down.  Let our language be as David's, "Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.  Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt, Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha."  

Notice David's weapon.  It is humility. He did not take matters into his own hands. He did not take an eye for an eye.  How well David demonstrates the great maxim of the kingdom, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." Prayerfully, David turns the whole matter over to the great Judge of all.  As a man would sic a dog on his attackers, David turns the Lord on his accusers and stands back to see the end.  He demonstrates his humility with his request, "But I am poor and needy….".  Those who are poor and needy have nothing to avenge themselves with but the sacred arm of God.  That's enough! It will be God's salvation in the matter or none at all.

Great peace is found in our ability to turn such matters over to the Lord.  And though David was not beyond reproach, he was beyond destruction, because the Lord loved David.  

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