The Cry of the Innocent

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Psalm 7:1–5 (ESV)

1 O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me, 2 lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. 3 O Lord my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands, 4 if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause, 5 let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him trample my life to the ground and lay my glory in the dust. Selah

Understanding and Applying the Word

In this psalm, David proclaims his trust in God to provide refuge for him. David is being falsely accused and pursued by his enemies. In verses 3-5 he declares his innocence with an oath.

How often have you been accused of something that you did not do? Have you ever been the target of false stories or half truths that others are discussing behind your back? This psalm reminds us that God knows the truth and that we can find refuge in him because he is the one who we ultimately must answer to for our lives. May we seek to honor him in all things regardless of what others may say about us.

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