It is important to remember that Davd’s life and reign were filled with strife and with conflict. While David was the first king to bring peace to Israel, it was a peace that came with much conflict, heartache, and intrigue. David lived his entire life with enemies, critics, and those that would destroy all that God built through David’s leadership.
This psalm was a reminder to David that no matter how rotten the enemies became, God and God alone would deal with them. It was the Lord who would destroy David’s enemies in His way, and in His time.
Since David’s days as a shepherd, he had observed God take out the enemies in the most convincing and final of ways. Goliath, the Philistines, Saul, and Saul’s minions (like Doeg the Edomite), all met their end in a fashion that made clear God’s hand was against them.
Conversely, God continued to raise King David to prominence after Samuel was led to anoint him. No matter the enemy or plan for David’s demise, God continued to protect David as a leader for Israel and patriarch for the lineage of the Messiah. In God’s plan, David was to be undefeatable and his legacy eternal. It is God that wins in His way and In His time.
As God’s chosen ones, we enjoy the same protection and vindication. We can be assured that our enemies today are under God’s control and will be dealt with as completely and severely as were David’s enemies. We can only stay focused upon our walk with God and then allow Him to lead us, guide us, and protect us until we join Him after death or until the Lord returns, and we meet Him in the air. Until then, like King David, we must focus our hearts on God and place our faith in the Lord’s plan.
God Bless You
Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from the plots of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
they shoot suddenly, without fear.
5 They encourage each other in evil plans,
they talk about hiding their snares;
they say, “Who will see it[b]?”
6 They plot injustice and say,
“We have devised a perfect plan!”
Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
7 But God will shoot them with his arrows;
they will suddenly be struck down.
8 He will turn their own tongues against them
and bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
9 All people will fear;
they will proclaim the works of God
and ponder what he has done.
10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
and take refuge in him;
all the upright in heart will glory in him!