Request for help, 1-2
…hear my prayer
…give ear to the words of my mouth
Reason for request, 3
…strangers have risen up against me
…oppressors have sought after my life
…they have not set God before them
God is my helper, 4-5a
…God is my helper
…the Lord is with those who uphold my life
…He will repay
Request & Commitment to praise, 5b-6
…cut them off = request
…I will freely sacrifice
…I will praise
Reason for praise, 7
…for He has delivered…
…and my eye has seen its desire
What sticks out?
David is surrounded by strangers and Saul in verse 3. David hid in the wilderness and then passed on the opportunity to take Saul’s life. He wouldn’t raise his against the Lord’s anointed king. (1 Samuel 26). David left repayment to the Lord.
Where does this make a difference?
It’s a living color example of Romans 12:17-21. Will I overcome evil with more evil or with good? When I’m offended will I live at peace with others?