Meditations in the Psalms
Within this passage we have the verse that is applied to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas (v. 9). Its original context dealt with the betrayal of Ahithophel, David’s trusted counselor. As the grandfather of Bathsheba, he apparently never forgave David for what he had done. We can all rejoice that our Lord not only forgives, but He will never remember our sins against us anymore.
- The attitude of his enemies – verses 6-7
- The accusations of his enemies – verse 8
- The actions of his friend – verse 9
- The appeal to the Lord – verses 10-12
- The adoration of the Lord – verse 13
The lessons throughout the past few psalms are clear – we must leave matters in the hands of the Lord, no matter how hurtful they have become. It is not just our enemies that can hurt us, but often it is the one who is described as our “own familiar friend.” May God give us wisdom.
Verse for Meditation
Verse 13 – “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.”
“Lord, when I am being accused or attacked by enemy or friend, help me to leave matters in Your hands.”