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Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor Who seek after my life; Psalm 35:4-8

Psalm 35:4-8

Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor Who seek after my life; Let those be turned back and brought to confusion Who plot my hurt. Let them be like chaff before the wind, And let the angel of the LORD chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery, And let the angel of the LORD pursue them.

For without cause they have hidden their net for me in a pit, Which they have dug without cause for my life. Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly, And let his net that he has hidden catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.

Here goes David, explaining to God all the details of his problem and suggesting appropriate steps for the LORD to take. And three centuries or so, later, I'm no better. “You know, LORD, if you would just wack my tormentor a good thump on the head, he would quite pestering me and mind his own business.”

Often, I do not have the courtesy to confess to the LORD that His approach was far superior to mine.

Reading

Morning Psalm 12, Noon Psalm 119:81-88, Evening Psalm 101

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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