"Hear a just cause, O LORD"
Day 116 – Psalm 17
“Hear a just cause, O LORD” Psalm 17:1a
APPEALING TO GOD
The language of Psalm 17 is that of a petitioner pleading a case before the Lord as Judge. The following is a list of psalms (prayers) that reflect a familiar strain of thought.
1. Psalm 7 is the clearest example of David’s appeal to God as Judge.
2.Psalm 9 describes God on His throne judging in righteousness.
PLEADING A JUST CAUSE
Pleading a just cause at the Divine Court of God is not the same as arguing a case in a human court of law! The difference becomes more obvious as we read the psalms carefully.
“Hear a just cause, O LORD, attend to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come from Your presence;
Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright.”