Your hand will find out all your enemies;
your right hand will find out those who hate you.
You will make them as a blazing oven
when you appear.
The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath,
and fire will consume them.
You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
and their offspring from among the children of man.
Though they plan evil against you,
though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.
For you will put them to flight;
you will aim at their faces with your bows.
Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength!
We will sing and praise your power.
Comment: David had battles to fight, real enemies to contend with. But I am left asking myself is the ‘your’ at the beginning a reference to David or to God. If, as we saw yesterday, David was the author why doesn’t he continue in the third person with his pronouns or say ‘my hand’? God won’t fit into a small intellectual bottle and the Bible is a book to enlighten, but also to stretch us! David was a real king in time and history, but he was also the first king who was be of the line which God promised to end in the Eternal King Jesus, and many of psalms have this second ‘Messianic’ meaning.
Prayer: Father I want neither to miss Your truths nor to read into the passages things which aren’t there. Please lead me into Your truth!
One thought on “Psalm 21: 8-13….Does ‘God is Love’ cover everything?”
Thank you Barry for your comments on this Psalm. God is the ultimate Victor over His enemies, and over our enemies. We can trust Him at all times. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. God bless you.