O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge;
save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,
rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.
O Lord my God, if I have done this,
if there is wrong in my hands,
if I have repaid my friend with evil
or plundered my enemy without cause,
let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it;
and let him trample my life to the ground
and lay my glory in the dust.
Are you able to pray this prayer of David, confident that you are free of the guilt of wronging another, friend or enemy? Do you have an "I'll get you back" mentality? Or do you, as David, take refuge in the Lord of Hosts, allowing Him to deliver you and deal with them?
As we are free from the guilt of wronging others, and as we hand them over to the Lord, we can be assured that they are in the hands of the only One who is completely capable of avenging them, and we can say with David,
I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.
Meditating on this,