Tuesday – June 4, 2024

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. Have you ever had someone lie about you behind your back? Not a great feeling.

Here, David shows how he responded when something 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.

People have lied to me, and I genuinely wish I had prayed. GOD can do more in five minutes than I can do in five years. GOD has considered us to the point of death on the cross. JESUS paid the penalty when sin had a firm hold on our lives.

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