Psalm 28:11 Yahveh, I call to you; my boulder, do not be deaf to me. If you remain silent to me, I will be like those going down to the Hole.
Psalm 28:2 Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary.
Psalm 28:3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with the evildoers, who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.
Psalm 28:4 Repay them according to what they have done– according to the evil of their deeds. Repay them according to the work of their hands; give them back what they deserve.
Psalm 28:5 Because they do not perceive what Yahveh has done or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and not rebuild them.
if God doesn’t listen
If God doesn’t listen, what will happen? If God doesn’t listen, the fate of the believer will be the same as the fate of the unbeliever. He is the creator of everyone. When the unbeliever’s time is up, he is torn down and not rebuilt. He goes down to the hole: the grave.
But this prayer comes from a believer, who expects something different. He expects rescue from the grave. He expects grace. He expects grace because God is a god of grace. He expects rescue because the Lord has a purpose after this life.
Lord, listen, restore us, and give us permanent life.
1superscription: of David.