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Psalms 17:13-15

13 Rise up, Yahveh! Confront him; bring him down. Using your sword, save me from the wicked. 14 With your hand, Yahveh, save me from men, from men of the world whose allocation is in this life: You fill their bellies with what you have in store; their sons are satisfied, and they leave their excess to their children. 15 But I am going to see your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with your presence.

The psalmist is assured that he will be raised from death’s sleep and satisfied by his Lord’s presence. But he does not cease to pray for God to act in his life today. His enemies are feeding their children, with enough left over to pass on to the next generation.

He knows God will prove himself faithful in the future. His prayers aim at showing that God is faithful today.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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