Psalm 7 – God Is Just

Moving on through the Psalms in order, but skipping ones I’ve posted before, brings us to Psalm 7 (NLT). This is a Psalm of prayer asking for God’s protection. There are some troubling passages in this Psalm because we don’t like to think of God’s wrath and anger. But I believe the Psalmist trusted God to be just and to know when it was appropriate for Him to defeat those who are evil.

Psalm 7

A psalm of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush of the tribe of Benjamin.

 1 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

 6 Arise, O Lord, in anger!
      Stand up against the fury of my enemies!
      Wake up, my God, and bring justice!
 7 Gather the nations before you.
      Rule over them from on high.
    8 The Lord judges the nations.
   Declare me righteous, O Lord,
      for I am innocent, O Most High!
 9 End the evil of those who are wicked,
      and defend the righteous.
   For you look deep within the mind and heart,
      O righteous God.

 10 God is my shield,
      saving those whose hearts are true and right.
 11 God is an honest judge.
      He is angry with the wicked every day.

 12 If a person does not repent,
      God will sharpen his sword;
      he will bend and string his bow.
 13 He will prepare his deadly weapons
      and shoot his flaming arrows.

 14 The wicked conceive evil;
      they are pregnant with trouble
      and give birth to lies.
 15 They dig a deep pit to trap others,
      then fall into it themselves.
 16 The trouble they make for others backfires on them.
      The violence they plan falls on their own heads.

 17 I will thank the Lord because he is just;
      I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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4 Responses to Psalm 7 – God Is Just

  1. The fact that God is just is ignored by many these days. We hear so much of the love of God (and rightly so) but the love of God does not erase the justice of God.

    If we do not yield to the LOVE of God
    And be changed by the GRACE of God
    There will be no escape from the JUSTICE of God.

    17 I will thank the Lord because he is just;
    I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

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    • So very true. People want human justice for those who do terrible things worse than they would do, but they don’t want to admit that God’s justice is staring them in the face. Peace, Linda

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  2. Ann says:

    Thanks, Linda

    “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.”

    This is some heavy stuff! We can’t always have every thing smooth sailing but it’s great to know God is still in control, regardless of what we face.

    “I will thank the Lord because he is just;
    I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.”
    What Deb said about how it ends 🙂 I join in praising Him!

    Blessings,
    ann

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  3. Debbie says:

    Thank you for our Psalm Sunday! I love how after all it goes through, it ends with thanking and praising God. 🙂
    God bless you and your time in TX!

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