Doeg’s demise

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Doeg’s demise

Psalm 52:5 (JDV)

Psalm 52:5 This is why God will bring you down uninterrupted. He will take you, ripping you out of your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

Doeg’s demise

David describes the demise of his former friend, Doeg here. It sounds like he is being vindictive and vengeful. But notice that David is not attributing any of these acts of judgment and condemnation to himself. He is trusting God to make things right. If Doeg does suffer for his treachery, it will not be because David got his payback.

Many people waste their lives looking for ways to pay back their enemies for the wrong they have experienced. God does not want us to be like that. He wants us to come to him for justice, and to trust him to do what is right. If we keep focusing on those who have harmed us, we will remain caught in their trap. God wants us to be free.

Resentment over past mistreatments can enslave us, and God does not want us in Egypt. He wants to take us to the promised land. As long as Doeg remains a problem for us, we stay in bondage.

Lord, thank you for taking care of the things that were enslaving us. We resolve to let you have those problems.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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