O Lord my God, I take refuge in You; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
This particular Psalm is to be a loud and wandering song. It is directed to God concerning Cush. Cush is a Lieutenant in David’s army. Cush is also seeking to unseat David. It appears Cush is unnerving David. David has many other enemies attacking him aside from Cush. He wants rest from the persecution and their pursuit of him.
David has great confidence in the Lord. He knows the only place of refuge is in God’s care.
We all have a Cush-like nemesis; someone we know bent on taking us down. If not a person our Cush-like pursuer is a hidden, secret sin. The world and the ways of the flesh are always attacking. The enemy knows our various and many weaknesses. It is through those that he seeks to destroy.
David appeals to God. He declares safety and security in God’s embrace. David’s confidence in God’s protection is strong. There is no other that can save David.
There is no other that can save us! Seek God today and ask Him to protect you from “Cush.” Seek God’s wing and move under it and know you are protected from any attacker. Pray God will rescue you.
If your nemesis is another person pray to our Father. Ask Him to bless that person. Forgive, love and pray. If your attacker is sin pray to our Father. Confess, repent and pray.
Be a blessing today and be blessed.
O Lord my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands – if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe – then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.
Cush, a Lieutenant in Saul’s Army, seems to have made a list of strong allegations against David. Saul was predisposed to distrust David and Saul was easily convinced David was making attempts at usurping the throne. David was accused of crimes including attempts on Saul’s life. He was alleged to have attacked Saul’s supply lines and depots. But, it wasn’t true.
David appeals to God that he is falsely accused. The charges made against him are wrongly assigned to him. David insists, “I didn’t do it!” In fact, David throws himself on the mercy of God. “Father, if I have done these things I am accused of then let him catch me. Let him destroy me.”
There are days in our lives when we are falsely accused. Someone we love accuses us of an unspeakable thing. How do we handle the accusation? Do we stop and take it to God and ask Him for the way out? Or, do we confront our accuser?
This is a good day to go to God and ask, “Father, what is my role in this discord with my friend? Help me see my part, Lord. Lead me; lead us to reconciliation.”
What if we inadvertently cause harm to another. Perhaps we said something we should not have said. Maybe we are guilty, but not consciously aware of our sin. Today is a good day to ask the Lord to help us see where we have harmed others unintentionally. It is a good day to make amends.
Be a blessing today. Be blessed.