Arise, O Lord

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Psalm 7:6–11 (ESV)

6 Arise, O Lord, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment. 7 Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high. 8 The Lord judges the peoples; judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me. 9 Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous— you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God! 10 My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. 11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.

Understanding and Applying the Word

In the opening verses of this psalm, David declares his innocence before his enemies and his trust in the Lord as his refuge. Now, in these verses, he calls for God’s judgment on mankind. He calls for God’s judgment not only on others, but on himself, confident that he will be found righteous and a man of integrity while his enemies will come to an end.

One day all of mankind will stand before the great Judge and give an account. Scripture tells us that we are all sinners and fall short and stand condemned as a result. However, God in his grace has provided a solution to our sin. He has given his only Son as a sacrifice for sin and those who trust in Jesus the Son will be saved. Through Jesus our sins are forgiven. Those who stand before God in their sin and trust in their own righteousness instead of the grace of God will find eternal condemnation. Run to Christ today. He stands ready to forgive!

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