Today’s passage: Psalm 59
- Verse 3 reminds us that persecution comes for the right that we do and/or believe. People don’t persecute Christians for doing wrong things. They persecute Christians for doing/believing right things. Isaiah 5:20
- No matter how mighty or powerful man may feel he is, God is stronger. To think that man could even come close to God’s ability and power is laughable.
- The men who are acting sinfully in this Psalm show off and talk big trying to get things for themselves. David uses his mouth to sing praises to the real source of strength.
Questions to consider:
- How can we learn to not allow people to intimidate us? When they start talking in a way to amplify themselves, to what does the Bible compare them?
- What is true of every person that we might fear? How do they compare to God? Even if we gain the favor of a loud-talking self-centered person, how long will that last and what would we gain from it?
- If David had tried to outsmart these men, bark louder, or flex his muscles in response, would he have been any better? How was David’s approach to these men better than beating them at their own game?