Reveal | Day 29- March 27 | Psalm 7

Nathan Parker
At the beginning of this psalm, it is stated that this psalm is a meditation of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite. It is uncertain who Cush is. However, most believe he is one of Saul’s attendants, as he is hunting David in the book of 1 Samuel. If this is the case, then David is fleeing for his life.

David opens this prayer by recognizing that God is his refuge in this time of terror. At that time, his enemies, who were pursuing him, claimed that he had repaid his ally with evil and, without cause, robbed his foe.

David makes an account for himself to God and asks that God would save him because he is innocent of these accusations. He is so sure of this that he says to let his enemies trample his life into the ground if he is truly guilty. He begs for God’s justice and protection while in this terrifying situation. He states, “Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure — you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts. My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.”

Many of us, if not all of us, will be accused of things that we are innocent of within our lifetime. We may find ourselves in a similar situation as David, needing God’s help, protection, and justice. The truth is, in this life we cannot rely on the justice of humans based on limited knowledge and biases. However, when it’s all said and done, we can rely on the justice of God.

As I read David’s prayer, specifically verses 9-10, I think of the scene in Revelation 5 where “every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them” are praising God. They proclaim, “to Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power.” One day there will be no more violence, wickedness, or injustice, and all creatures will be united in praising our Lord.

As followers of Jesus, we are to be citizens of the Kingdom of God. Throughout this week, be agents of God’s justice and peace by submitting your actions to Him.

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