Counting today, there are three more chapters of Psalms before moving back to 1 Samuel, so hang in there! The last chapter, Psalms 120, was very short and continued the theme of David praising God. This chapter, Psalms 140, is a bit longer, but continues the theme of David praising God.
“Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.” – Psalms 140:1-2
David is asking God to protect him from the very violence that God himself created. A bit ironic.
“Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.” – Psalms 140:4
David is now asking God to protect him from God. Interesting.
“Do not grant the wicked their desires, Lord; do not let their plans succeed.” – Psalms 140:8
Well, given the plans of the wicked are God’s plans, something tells me God will let those plans succeed.
“I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” – Psalms 140:12
ROFL! LOL! LMAO! I haven’t had this hard of a laugh in a long time! Secures justice for the poor? LMAO!!! David has paid no attention at all to his surroundings.
That concludes Psalms 140. David’s praising of God is extremely ironic given much of what David asks God to change was the very result of God’s actions!!!
Coming Soon: Psalms – Chapter 141: A psalm of David.