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Psalm 7 Most High Judge



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Psalms 7:  A Meditation of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.

Gen 18:25b Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

I. David trusts in God to save/deliver him on the basis of his own righteous integrity

1 O LORD my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; and deliver me,
2 Lest they tear me like a lion, rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 O LORD my God, if I have done this: If there is iniquity in my hands,
4 If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me, or have plundered my enemy without cause,
5 Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me; Yes, let him trample my life to the earth, And lay my honor in the dust. Selah

2Tim 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Ps 56:4 In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?


II. He looks forward to God justly judging, testing & saving the righteous, and angrily destroying the wicked

6 Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies;
Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!
7 So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; for their sakes, therefore, return on high.
8 The LORD shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity within me.
9 Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; for the righteous God tests the hearts and kidneys/emotions.
10 My defense is of God,  Who saves the righteous/upright in heart.
11 God is a just judge, and God abhors/curses/is angry with the wicked every day.

Ps 10:3 wicked boasts of his heart's desire...renounces the LORD 4 proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts. 11 He has said in his heart, "God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see." 12 Arise, O LORD!  13 Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, "You will not require an account."  (cf Ps 50:16)   Heb 4 context=diligent to enter rest

Heb 4:13 there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

III. David praises the Most High Judge for his retributive justice

12 If he (the wicked)  does not turn back/repent, He (God) will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready.
13 He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.
14 Behold, the wicked plans/pledges/brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and births/brings forth destructive falsehood.
15 He made a pit and dug it out, and has fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.
17 I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. Cx Isa 14:14

Js 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 

Rm 8:5 For those who live acc to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live acc to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 8 those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Questions for Reflection/Discussion/Response:
1. When you think of God, what do you think of? How do you explain God, and why would you trust Him? Exactly how do you trust Him?
2. Why would a righteous person have enemies? How could David, like Job, appeal to his own righteousness if “no one is righteous”?
3. Why would God test the righteous? What is the basis and outcome of the test? How would you fare in the preliminary/final exams?
4. Why is God angry every day?  If sin bothers Him, why doesn't He judge (and punish) the wicked immediately?
5. What can you do to insure that God judges you favorably, now (by rescuing you) and in the future (by delivering you from the curse)?