Psalm 7 is a beautiful song written by King David from ancient Israel. David was a warrior king, and sometimes I think of him as a bard.
He wrote many of the Psalms, and Psalm 7 is an excellent song to analyze.
The first half of Psalm 7 has David crying out to God. He’s begging and pleading with him for protection. While the 2nd is how God will judge the wicked.
As I read this chapter I started to reflect on my own life, and I’ve done the same thing. I even have felt shame for questioning God, But I don’t think God gets angry at this. I think he calmly listens to it.
I think God wants us to question him because it’s a great way to prove he’s trustworthy. Every person is built for a different reason, and each of us has a different strength level. It’s why no test is the same.
I’ve often complained to God that my entire life seems like a test, but it doesn’t add up to me. I’ve seen people be successful and they aren’t putting in half the effort I am, and my total effort is to survive.
I’ve begged God, pleaded even, to please pour out your spirit as you promised, and I’ve received nothing in return. Unless you count the pain that gets dumped on me.
When you’re in the middle of your pain, it’s hard to see where God is taking you. I don’t know where he’s taking me, and that drives me crazy.
However, he is my creator, and I know that he loves me.
So I will trust in him. and even when my world falls apart (it has multiple times). I will continue to trust in him.
Whatever your trial, God is there with you, and he’s allowing it to happen so you can grow. Pruning is never a joy, more often than not it sucks.
Let God prune and guide you. We aren’t long for this world, and I’d rather God do the most work on me down here.
Psalm 7 A psalm of David:
1 I come to you for protection, O Lord my God. Psalm 7:1-5
Save me from my persecutors—rescue me!
2 If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion,
tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done wrong
or am guilty of injustice,
4 if I have betrayed a friend
or plundered my enemy without cause,
5 then let my enemies capture me.
Let them trample me into the ground
and drag my honor in the dust.
Here in Psalm 7, we see David crying out to God for protection. He’s begging God to move on his behalf and reminding God that he has done nothing to incur his wrath against him.
In our lives, we can do the same. Are you living your life for Christ? Are you blameless before him? Remind God when your enemies come for you, remind God what will happen if he doesn’t act.
It’s not like he forgot. Perhaps he’s waiting for you to ask and you’re not letting him move.
God wants you to ask, sometimes I think he needs you to ask him. Either way, asking can’t hurt, can it?
Psalm 7: Arise and Stand Against Your Enemies God!!!
6 Arise, O Lord, in anger!
Stand up against the fury of my enemies!
Wake up, my God, and bring justice!
7 Gather the nations before you.
Rule over them from on high.
8 The Lord judges the nations.
Declare me righteous, O Lord,
for I am innocent, O Most High!
9 End the evil of those who are wicked,
and defend the righteous.
For you look deep within the mind and heart,
O, righteous God.
10 God is my shield,
saving those whose hearts are true and right.
11 God is an honest judge.
He is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If a person does not repent,
God will sharpen his sword;
he will bend and string his bow.
13 He will prepare his deadly weapons
and shoot his flaming arrows.
14 The wicked conceive evil;
they are pregnant with trouble
and give birth to lies.
15 They dig a deep pit to trap others,
then fall into it themselves.
16 The trouble they make for others backfires on them.
The violence they plan falls on their own heads.
17 I will thank the Lord because he is just; Psalm 7:6-17
I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
Psalm 7: God Goes To War Against the Wicked:
The 2nd half of Psalm 7 is David describing what God will do to the wicked people of the world. The weapons of the day were swords and bows. David describes both saying God will rise up and strike them all down.
He also goes on to say they conceive of evil and are pregnant with trouble. Doesn’t it say somewhere in the bible that people create new ways to sin?
That goes along with it.
Psalm 7:17 says it all. No matter where I am, and what I’m going through. I want God to be with me. I will thank him and praise him.
He is God, the creator of the universe, and he loves each and every one of us. When we serve him and live righteously, he is our defender, and he is the one who sends blessing our way.
A lot of people reading above might ask why I’m not throwing in the towel and giving up, but I can’t do that. If God is the source of all that is Good, I’m giving all of that up as well.
He loves me, and I love him. I have to believe that a lot of the weirdness in my life is from my own lack of understanding, and not being able to see the big picture.
I think the same can be said of where you’re at. I don’t know the people who read my posts, but I assume you’re humans living your life. We all have trials, and we all fall. The difference between us all is that we all can choose to keep going or give up.
I pray you to stand up, wipe the dust off your feet, and keep going. It’s okay to fall, but it’s not okay to stay down.