When Your Enemy Tears You Like a Lion

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 7-9.
David wrote Psalm 7 as a meditation that was meant to be sung and the preface reveals the occasion for the writing of the Psalm, “A Meditation of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite” (Psalm 7.0). A fellow Israelite spoke words that hurt David in some way. Whatever words Cush spoke, they must have put David’s life at risk, or perhaps they could ruin him in some other way. Therefore, he prayed to God,
O LORD my God, in You I put my trust;
Save me from all those who persecute me;
And deliver me,
Lest they tear me like a lion,
Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
(Psalm 7:1, 2)
When trouble attacks you and you cannot fight it, admit it, and run to God for help. Would you let your child be torn to pieces by a lion? No, you would do anything to rescue your child. God our Father cares for us, but He wants us to put our trust in Him. Can you do that? Start today.

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