Background: The book of Psalms was written by at least 7 authors. It expresses a range of human emotions from praise to God in good times, fear of enemies in bad times, guilt, anger and an overriding confidence in God’s goodness, majesty and power.
In Psalm 109, David pours out his heart to the Lord that has been broken due to false accusations. He asks the Lord to judge his accusers and to save him from these wicked men.
Ask the children…
How does David suggest God deal with his accusers?
“May those curses (they made towards David) become the Lord’s punishment
for my accusers who speak evil of me!” (Psalm 109:20)
He says that the same curses that his accusers have spoken against him should come upon his accusers. How does David pray that God deal with him and why?
“But deal well with me, O Sovereign Lord,
for the sake of your own reputation!
because you are so faithful and good..” (Psalm 109:21)
David asks for God to deal well with him and to rescue him for two reasons: (1) Because of God’s reputation. The world knew that King David was God’s chosen. How would it look if God let David to trampled by his accusers without any justice being done. (2) Because of God’s character. God is faithful and and good and always treats His children that way.
Ask your children if they have any acccusers in their lives? Have they cried out to God for assistance or taken matters into their own hands? If they took matters into their own hands, how did that work out? Take some prayer time to bring the accusers before God and ask for justice to be done for the accusers and goodness for you. Note: When God brings justice and discipline on sin, He does it with a mind toward restoring those evil doers and encouraging them to repent and turn to Him from their wicked ways.
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