Vs. 6, “I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” Running for your life takes its toll. David was getting tired and the fact that a close companion had betrayed him made it nearly impossible to endure. Some scholars believe David is referring to Ahihthophel, one of his trusted advisors. The psalm shows some Messianic undertones as we see that Jesus too was betrayed by Judas Iscariot. David wanted to escape, but what he really needs are not wings to take him away….rather wings to take him above! The storms of this life cannot be escaped, but God can help us see the storms from a different perspective and protect us.
Regarding application…Betrayal of Friendship. Vs. 20, “My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant while we may have not experienced such a betrayal as this.” I would venture to say that we all have been let down or dissappointed by a close friend. In fact, we have all probably been let down by those whom are close to us at one point or another. Yet, it would be Jesus who would show us this example of how we should respond. Bottom line…David realized that it would be God to whom would make justice prevail. Most of us will not experience a betrayal such as this…but let us remember that love covers over a multitude of sins! Remember that we are to Forgive as Christ forgave us!