Sunday, May 15, 2011

Psalm 7

Here goes Psalm 7, enjoy!

1 O Lord my God, I take refuge in You;
     save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 or they will tear me like a lion
     and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this
     and there is guilt on my hands -
4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me
     or without cause have robbed my foe -
5 Then let my enemy pursue and overtake me;
     let him trample my life to the ground
     and make me sleep in the dust.

We find our safety in the Lord. He saves us from everything imaginable - our fears, our enemies, even ourselves. If not for Him, we would be nothing more than scraps on the floor after everything wrong in the world took over us. Many times we ask to be saved from things that do this; however, we too are to blame for harming and tearing other down. We do not want to be beaten and bruised, yet oftentimes we hurt others anyways. If and when this happens, we are no better than our pursues whom we seek shelter from.

6 Arise, O Lord, in your anger;
     rise up against the rage of my enemies.
     Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 Let the assembled peoples gather around You.
     Rule over them from on high;
8    let the Lord judge the peoples.
  Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness,
     according to my integrity, O Most High
9 O righteous God,
     who searches minds and hearts,
  bring to an end the violence of the wicked
     and make the righteous secure.

When we do things that are wrong, God gets mad. He tells us the right things to do, so when we ignore this He is not exactly happy with us. He judges and watches everyone; He can see every part of us. No matter how hard we try to keep some secret or thought away from Him, we never can. He protects the righteous, those who follow and love Him, while the non-believers perish and do not have eternal life with the Father.

10 My shield is God Most High,
     who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a rightous judgem
     a God who expresses His wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent,
     he will sharpen his sword;
     he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
     he makes ready his flaming arrows.

God is our shield - our protection when we are weak and frail. He has saved us - from death - once before, and he continues to watch over us to this day. He judges righteously, even in His mercy and love. We all make mistakes and sin, so we must repent; when we purposely do wrong and do not even ask for forgiveness, that is when God becomes angry, and He judges us so. For even in His love, He must punish us for our wrongdoings.

14 He who is pregnant with evil
     and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 He wwho digs a hole and scoops it out
     falls intp the pit he has made.
16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself;
     his violence comes down on his own head.

Evil and trouble --> Disillusionment
Dig hole --> Fall in

The trouble you cause is never worth it in the end, Somehow, someway, it always comes back to bite you. Sometimes you expect it, sometimes it comes as a surprise - either way, it almost always comes. DO not cause violence and trouble to solve your own selfish wants, for you will recieve a worse deal in the end - whether this be here on Earth, or later when the Lord looks upon you.

17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness
     and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

It's as simple as that. Our God is truely righteous, so take the time to thank Him for it. Sing our his name for all the world to hear, that they may also be saved.


And there is Psalm 7! I plan on having Psalm 8 out by the end of next week, so keep checking back to see if I have put it up yet!

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