Psalms 64 was written during a difficult time in David's life. The theme? A complaint against conspiracy. The principle? When others conspire against us, we can ask God for protection because he knows everything.
I like this Psalms because David is expressing himself honestly. And God is more than willing to listen to him. I like that about God. He is more than willing to listen to anything that we say to him.
Words spoken against us are among the most painful attacks we may have to face. If we trust in God, these attacks will not hurt us.
Notice the contrast between the secret counsel of evil in verse 2 and the open declaaration of God's works.
I trust this Psalms will minister to you today:
1 Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint;
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from that noisy crowd of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim their words like deadly arrows.
4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent man;
they shoot at him suddenly, without fear.
5 They encourage each other in evil plans,
they talk about hiding their snares;
they say, “Who will see them?”
6 They plot injustice and say,
“We have devised a perfect plan!”
Surely the mind and heart of man are cunning.
7 But God will shoot them with arrows;
suddenly they will be struck down.
8 He will turn their own tongues against them
and bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
9 All mankind will fear;
they will proclaim the works of God
and ponder what he has done.
10 Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord
and take refuge in him;
let all the upright in heart praise him!
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