Peace & Blessings Beloved,
TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.
Last week we reviewed Psalm 6. Today, we're going to study Psalm 7.
With that in mind, let's get to it.
7 O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8 The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
This psalm is titled as A Meditation of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.
More likely than not this Cush, a Benjamite, was simply another partisan of Saul against David.
The psalm contains both David’s cry of anguish and shout of confidence in God’s deliverance.
Verses 1-9 David flees to God for comfort. Christ's works were wrought in righteousness; and the prince of this world found nothing to justify any accusation against Him. Yet for our sakes, submitting to be charged as guilty, He suffered all evils, but, being innocent, He triumphed over them all. The plea is, For the righteous God trieth the hearts and the reins.
God knows the wickedness of man, and how to bring it to an end. When a man has made peace with God about all his sins, because of God's grace, mercy & favor, he may appeal to God's justice to decide how to deal with his enemies.
Verses 10-17 David is confident that he shall find God his powerful Saviour.
The destruction of sinners is preventable through repentance, but if he fails to turn from his evil ways, he will find ruin. Similarly, God does give sinners warning of their danger, and space to repent, and prevent it. He is slow to punish, and long-suffering to us, not willing that any should perish.
The sinner is described, Psalm 7:14-16, as taking more pains to ruin his soul than, if directed aright, would save it. This is true, in a sense, of all sinners.
If a man commits himself to God, he may also with good courage refer all his affairs to God, even in the midst of trial or tribulation.
He who can oppose the accusations of his enemies with a good conscience, may likewise flee to God with the confidence of faith.
It is easy to do no injury to a friend; but it is difficult to do no harm to an enemy, who is given into our hands, especially when he persecutes us without cause.
God does not overlook individuals, although He rules and judges the entire world.
God beats the enemies of His servants with their own weapons.
The righteousness of God defends the innocent.
We can not pray too often, and when our heart is true, we will turn to God in prayer naturally.
God is the only support we'll ever need
We should always know where we stand with our enemies, as well as with God
We should invite God’s judgment and correction
God is a just judge
God is merciful, and always willing to allow us to repent
A wicked heart will show itself in wicked deeds
The sinner conceives and gives birth to sin as a mother gives birth to children – from within
We must always recognize that God is righteous, and any righteousness that we may exhibit is only possible because of Him
It is not our concern to worry about taking revenge on our enemies; that is God's responsibility, and His track record is perfect
Whatever we take to God in prayer should be left with Him, in faith, trusting what He will do with it
May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.
I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.
Love you much.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!
P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.