David’s getting a little too whiny for my taste based on his recent praising of God in Psalms. There’s much I’d change if I was God, starting with the end of rape, murder, and needless death. Then I’d slap David across the face and send him to his room for a time out. J With that out of the way it’s time to dig into Psalms 54.
“Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.” – Psalms 54:2
For crying out loud David! God heard you! He’s simply choosing not to answer and your continual nagging isn’t helping. Even a good god would refuse to answer you at this point!
“Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me—people without regard for God. – Psalms 54:3
These people attacking you are not arrogant. They are pissed off and seeking closure because you killed their friends and families in needless slaughter!
“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” – Psalms 54:4
“I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.” – Psalms 54:6
What form will this freewill offering take? A lamb? A bull? An innocent child?
Psalms 54 is a very short chapter consisting of only seven verses. I think David is getting desperate. He continues pleading to God but God doesn’t answer, likely because God rarely, if ever, answers. When he does answer it is typically in the form of rape or murder. As I said above, even a good, peaceful god would be annoyed at David’s constant begging. My advice to David, assuming the stopping of the killing is a given, is to stop calling on this useless god and get up and do something for yourself!
Coming Soon: Psalms – Chapter 63: A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.