PSALM 5 – REVENGE OR LOVE

I meditated on Psalm 5 by making a link with Matthew 5. In Psalm 5, King David speaks to God against his enemies. He even asks God to banish them. We see there a desire for revenge, which is consistent with the law of Moses, but contrary to the law of love established by The Lord Jesus.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children Of your Father in Heaven. ” Matthew 5:43-45

We should pray for those who persecute us rather than cursing them. We can ask God to allow them to change or rather we can change our attitude toward them.

On a general note, I wondered why a Christian would have any enemies? Is it because of lack of forgiveness? Why wasting energy for negative things?

If, as Christians, we have enemies, should we not begin by praying for ourselves?

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