Meditations in the Psalms
David desires the judgment of God upon the wicked who have attacked him. He is quite graphic in the way he describes what he wants God to do – but, in the end, we must all leave these matters to God Himself, of course! It does seem strange as to why David would feel this way and not desire their salvation. He does indicate in the Psalms that he wants God to be merciful to the wicked. These conflicts are seen in every heart – the results are left to God!
- Their place is to be made desolate – verse 25
- Their persecution was in addition to what God had brought – verse 26
- His prayer for their judgment – verses 27-28
- His poverty before God – verse 29
- His praise of the Name of God – verse 30
David ends this section with praise and thanksgiving. No matter what pressures and difficulties we may be having in this world, our great need is to praise the Name of our God.
Verse for Meditation
Verse 30 – “I will praise the Name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”
“Lord, help me to leave matters to You that I cannot resolve, and thank You for all You have done for me.”