examples, not victims

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examples, not victims

Psalm 59:11-13 (JDV)

Psalm 59:11 Do not kill them; otherwise, my people will forget. By your power, make them homeless wanderers and bring them down, Lord, our shield.
Psalm 59:12 Due to the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. They utter curses and lies.
Psalm 59:13 Consume them in rage; consume them until they are gone. Then people will know throughout the land that God rules over Jacob. Selah

examples, not victims

David did not want God to kill his enemies. He wanted God to make them examples to the people. He wanted his enemies to get caught in their own pride, brought down, and consumed until they are gone. He was asking God to deal with them according to the covenant. He was essentially asking God to be faithful to his own threats.

That is all we need to ask as well. When we are threatened by adversaries or circumstances which we cannot control, all we need to do is ask God to turn our situation according to his purpose. He can neutralize the threat without us.

Thank you Lord for handling our problems today.


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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