"Deliver my life"
Day 123 – Psalm 17
“Deliver my life” Psalm 17:13c
THE FULL PLEA STATED
David’s imprecatory prayer was plainly stated (Psalm 17:9-14). We now come to the last part of his prayer to God.
“Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down;
Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword,
With Your hand from men, O LORD.
From men of the world who have their portion in this life,
And whose belly You fill with Your hidden treasure.
They are satisfied with children, and leave the rest of their
possessions for their babes.”
1. Observations about the wicked
a) They have been given much grace and mercy from God in their lifetime.
b) The mercies of God extended even to the wicked:-
i) They have tasted success.
“Who have their portion in this life…”
ii) They have become wealthy.
“And whose belly You fill with Your hidden treasure.”
iii) They have been blessed with children.
“They are satisfied with children…”
iv) They have abundance.
“And leave the rest of their possessions for their babes.”
2. An imprecatory plea
a) To confront the wicked (Psalm 17:13b).
b) To cast him down (Psalm 17:13c).
c) To deliver the innocent (David) with the sword (Psalm 17:13d) (Suggestion of execution of the wicked.)
d) To raise His Omnipotent hand mightily against the wicked (Psalm 17:14a)
God in His own time, and in His wisdom will respond judiciously.