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Jason Silver

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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture

2017

December

Friday, December 29th, 2017
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When one reads some of the more “negative” Psalms; the more vengeful, anti-other-nations Psalms, it's pretty common to question why they're even included in the scriptures. They don't seem to reflect the love for one's enemies like God directs us to do.

But my wife, Joanne, pointed out something insightful this morning. She said, as humans, these are common emotions - we'd love to put people in their place, to seek vengeance ourselves for the wrongs against us.

Oh, to give that person a “piece of my mind!” But what we ought to do, is to tell God - and that's why these Psalms are so important.

It's comforting to know that David, and others in history have struggled through the difficult things like we have. It's also comforting to know that God welcomes or cries to him, and is there to protect and defend us, even vindicate us.

I can think of a lot of people who have sought to destroy my reputation, to damage my influence, to ruin my efficacy. I'm sure you can think of a few too. Does it comfort you to know that God is in your corner, that he understands?