David gives us the correct response to dealing with our enemies.
We are to bring it to God in prayer. We are to pray continually. We must acknowledge that God is in control. We trust that God can and will take care of our enemies.
Psalm 55:16-23 concludes David’s prayer to God.
“As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.”
David’s focus is on God. He prays to Him, trusts in Him, and believes that He will take care of his enemies.
That is exactly what we are supposed to be doing. It is not our mission in life to get back at our enemies. We are not to settle the score. We are to pray and allow God to take care of the situation. He will!
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001