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Fierce witnesses rise up; Psalm 35:11-16

Fierce witnesses rise up; They ask me things that I do not know. They reward me evil for good, To the sorrow of my soul.

But as for me, when they were sick, My clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting; And my prayer would return to my own heart. I paced about as though he were my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.

But in my adversity they rejoiced And gathered together; Attackers gathered against me, And I did not know it; They tore at me and did not cease; With ungodly mockers at feasts They gnashed at me with their teeth.

David's response to his adversaries problems is very instructive. In short, he entered into their suffering. Not superficially at all, but wholeheartedly. He humbled himself before the LORD: sackcloth, fasting, prayer, paced the floor, bowed down and mourning. He was returning genuine sympathy for their hatred and anger.

How do we do in similar situations?


Morning Psalm 14, Noon Psalm 119:97-104, Evening Psalm 103


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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