Friday, September 27, 2013

PS 64

Ps 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
:2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
:3 who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows – bitter words,
:4 that they may shoot in secret at the blameless; suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.
:5 They encourage themselves in evil matter; they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, “ Who will see them?”
:6 They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.
:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they shall be wounded.
:8 So He will make them stumble over their own tongue; all who see them shall flee away.
:9 All men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider His doing.
:10 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and trust in Him. And all the upright in heart shall glory.
It shows God as a hunter who pursues His prey and shoots with deadly accuracy. That is how David described God here.

David had done nothing to deserve being attacked here. David knew where to turn for help. He called on the Lord. He was confident of two things:

  1. That God would protect him from their wicked plots
  2. That God would make sure his enemies got what they deserved

When we hear that some notoriously evil person has been brought to justice, we feel like “finally they are getting what they deserve”. But that kind of attitude carries a hidden punch. What if we were to get what we deserve from God? Have you ever heard someone say when they get to heaven they just want God to be fair? When I hear that I think, no, you don't want what's fair. You want grace. If God were fair, we would all be separated from Him forever. The message of the Bible is that guity people can find grace in Jesus. He gives us what we don't deserve.

No comments: