Psalm 31:14 But I trust in you, Yahveh; I say, “You are my God.”
Psalm 31:15 The course of my life is in your power; rescue me from the power of my enemies and from those who chase after me.
Psalm 31:16 Make your face shine on your servant; save me by your covenant faithfulness.
Psalm 31:17 Yahveh, do not let me be disgraced when I call on you. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them be quiet in Sheol.
Psalm 31:18 Let lying lips that arrogantly speak against the righteous in proud contempt be silenced.
shut them up, Lord
David’s enemies were strong, and their arrogant words were digging a grave for him. But he had a helper. He knew that the course of his life was in God’s power – that God could save him because of his covenant faithfulness.
David prayed for God to shut his enemies up. The options were only two: either he will lie silent in Sheol in disgrace, or his enemies would. God was the one to make the call.
Lord, enemies and adversities surround us, seeking to silence our song. We rely on you.