David was on the run. Saul was after David because Saul knew he had God’s blessing. Still, there were many that tried to gain favor with Saul because he was the king. Doeg the Edomite was one such man. He was glad to rat out David at every turn. not only did he inform Saul of David’s whereabouts, but Doeg killed God’s priestly corp. In the end, Doeg picked the wrong king to follow.
David wrote this psalm to expose the foolishness of both Saul and Doeg. David knew that though he was on the run, he had God’s protection and faith that God would vindicate him. As History recounts, God did vindicate David and killed both Saul and Doeg. God is not mocked. He will prepare, provide and protect us as His chosen, but will not bless those that live independent of Him.
Our job is singular, trust God and follow His lead. Then in the best and worst of times, we can be assured that we are living according to the Father’s plan, and the Lord will complete His mission in us. That is as good as it gets.
God Bless You
Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
Why do you boast all day long,
you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
2 You who practice deceit,
your tongue plots destruction;
it is like a sharpened razor.
3 You love evil rather than good,
falsehood rather than speaking the truth.[c]
4 You love every harmful word,
you deceitful tongue!
5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:
He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living.
6 The righteous will see and fear;
they will laugh at you, saying,
7 “Here now is the man
who did not make God his stronghold
but trusted in his great wealth
and grew strong by destroying others!”
8 But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever.
9 For what you have done I will always praise you
in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name,
for your name is good.