Vs. 2, “Deliver me from evildoers and save me from bloodthirsty men.” Scholars believe David is referring to the event from I Samuel 19, where David’s wife puts an idol where David was to sleep to trick Saul’s men into thinking David was still in his room…all the while that David escaped his enemy. Saul was after David again…and once again, it would be God who was to rescue him! Though it take a few years for David to reach the throne…we know that David had two opportunties to kill Saul…yet he allowed God to take vengence. Though the night was bleak…David was always able to remember God and praise Him as the morning sun rose (16).
Regarding application…Dealing with Unfairness. Vs, 3, “See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, O LORD.” It got me to thinking. It isn’t as if David had never sinned…but for Saul’s wrath upon David…it was definitley not warrented. Yet, perhaps we have all been victims of some sort of injustice upon on us. Growing up in a small southern Indinana town of all white people wasn’t exactly the easist thing to do as a Korean. There were many a time that I found myself in predicatments that were no fault of my own…it was simply because I was different. Whether it was being made fun of, having kids challenge me to fight because maybe I was like Bruce Lee, etc… It’s not fun suffering consequences if you didn’t do anything to bring it upon you. Yet…we learn something from Daivd….we learn that the life we live on this earth isn’t always going to be fair. Rather than blame God….David turned to God all the more. Let us be people who roll with the punches and still put our trust in the Lord!