Arise, O LORD, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment. Arise, O LORD, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment. Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high. The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me. Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous– you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God! My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow; he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts. Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies. He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made. His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends. I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High. From Psalm 7.

The anger of Saul with David.

The anger of Saul with David. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

David finishes half his prayer in which he fled to G-d, came to grips with his enemies, and sorted through his lack of guilt for such response against him. Now turns David calls upon G-d to take action. “Arise, O LORD, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.” Without another breath, David declares his knowledge of G-d as judge, jury, and executioner.

David shows us that he knows G-d wants confession and repentance from the guilty. David also declares that those who do wrong, perish by their own doing, at their own hands. In the end those who do evil perish. Those who bow their knees to Y’shuaJesus will be with Him for eternity.

Psalm 7 provides a model for us in our prayers. It presupposes that, like David, we know G-d through Y’shuaJesus. That means that we understand our lives are to be as peaceful as possible, living like lambs. It also means that the one to whom we turn in times of distress, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual, is the same One to Whom David turned. We must be innocent, and we understand our righteousness comes from Y’shuaJesus. Finally, we call upon G-d to go forth in His anger as He deems necessary.

Lord Bless, Keep, Shine. . .