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Psalm 58–God, the Ultimate Warrior

David compares the role of the evil men and false god’s to the ultimate judgement of God.  On the outside, it always seems that the people that do evil triumph.  But David reminds us that God will win in the end. Here is a young king anointed and appointed by God, on the run and being judged a traitor by Saul’s generals and friends.

David knew he had not done wrong.  He remained loyal to Saul even after Saul had started chasing him.  He had several opportunities to kill Saul and gain the throne, but had continued to trust God, instead.  It had to be difficult and demoralizing to continue to trust God when the world seemed to be winning and winning big. But David knew that God would be the one to vindicate him and his men.  David knew that these evil judges would be wiped out in the end.

The Bible reminds us that David does win, and his enemies and critics were destroyed.  God swept in and made all that was wrong, right.  We must rely upon God to do the same for us, His chosen.  When our world seems out of sorts, and we see little hope of victory, that is the time that we, like David, need to lean into God even more.  If we will, the day will come when God makes all things right.  We will see His vindication and know that it was God and not men that maintained control. 

Until then, we need to focus upon God’s care in our lives. We need to cling to the many times He has saved us and been our advocate.  He remains our advocate to the end of time.  Knowing that, it is our choice to follow the Lord and allow Him to defeat our enemies and bless our lives.

God Bless You

Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?[b]
    Do you judge the children of man uprightly?
No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
    your hands deal out violence on earth.

The wicked are estranged from the womb;
    they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
    like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
so that it does not hear the voice of charmers
    or of the cunning enchanter.

O God, break the teeth in their mouths;
    tear out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!
Let them vanish like water that runs away;
    when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted.
Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime,
    like the stillborn child who never sees the sun.
Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns,
    whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away![c]

10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
    he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
    surely there is a God who judges on earth.”


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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