MONDAY, APRIL 14
Scripture: Psalm 55
Psalm 55:1-8 easily describes the position of much of the United States, as our politicians embrace that which God abhors. Verses 1-8 say, “Give ear to my prayer, O God, And do not hide Yourself from my supplication. Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily, Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they bring down trouble upon me, And in wrath they hate me. My heart is severely pained within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me. So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. Indeed, I would wander far off, And remain in the wilderness. I would hasten my escape From the windy storm and tempest.” What shall we do? The last thing to do is “turn-the-other-cheek”! When David found himself surrounded by evil men, he prayed God’s justice and God answered. A King’s heart reaching for a double anointing prayed verses 9-15, “Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city. Day and night they go around it on its walls; Iniquity and trouble are also in the midst of it. Destruction is in its midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from its streets. For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him. But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng. Let death seize them; Let them go down alive into hell, For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.” Until we are ready to pray David’s prayer, the Kingly Christ will not have full reign in us! David prayed and demonstrated God’s judgment. Revelation prophesies the same judgment! Surely we can rise to agree in declaring God’s Judicial Hand!