What to Do When the Inevitable Happens–conclusion


     From Psalm 7, it has already been noted that David did the following things in response to the vicious persecution and slander of Cush the Benjamite.  First, he declares his unwavering faith in Jehovah and his confidence in God’s deliverance (v. 1); next, he confesses his fear (v. 2); then, he entrusts him to God’s righteous judgment (vv. 3-8).

     In the largest portion of this psalm, David expresses his unshakable faith in God and His immutable righteousness (vv. 9-16).  Here, it is written: “Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; for the righteous God tests the hearts and minds. My defense is of God who saves the upright in heart.  God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day.  If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready.  He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.  Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.  He made a pit and dug it out and has fallen into the ditch which he made.  His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.”

     The final thing David does during this inevitable occasion in the life of one who is godly is he praises Jehovah and His righteousness.  Verse 17 reads: “I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.”

     What a refuge for the persecuted is God and His righteousness!

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