Tue – June 6, 2023

Proverbs 6-7; Psalm 7; Romans 11

Psalm 7:1-5 NLT
I come to you for protection, O LORD my God. Save me from my persecutors-rescue me! [2] If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion, tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me. [3] O LORD my God, if I have done wrong or am guilty of injustice, [4] if I have betrayed a friend or plundered my enemy without cause, [5] then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground and drag my honor in the dust. Interlude

It’s hard to face negative stuff when you have done nothing to deserve it. Ever have someone lie about you behind your back? Not a great feeling.

Here David shows how he responded when it happened to him. David cried out to GOD. The proper response to persecution is prayer, not proportionate (or disproportionate) revenge. What may make us feel better may not make things better.

I have had people lie on me, and I truly wish I had prayed. GOD can do more in five minutes than I can do in five years. GOD has taking us into consideration to the point of death on a cross. JESUS paid the penalty when sin had firm hold on our lives.

I am not aware of what you are facing, but I know who can face it with you and for you: JESUS. LORD, help us to not fight back on our terms, but pray long term (without ceasing) prayers. Amen.