Morning devotion: Read Psalm 109
While this portion of Psalm 109 seem to come from a harsh and hating heart it is not. David who loved the Lord and would not smite King Saul as he hunted David to kill him.
This Psalm is not one depicting the hatred of God but rather the love, for Jesus would not even open his mouth against his enemies, instead he prayed for them.
Acts 8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
David being a man of God and a godly man writes, what I believe is the results of sin. It is the final and most destitute application of judgement.
Because this portion is longer than most, we will explain it as we read it.
Psalms 109:1 ¶<<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.>> Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
David knew that one day God would act. Jesus did not come to judge, but to save.
Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.
Jesus said: John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Psalm 109: 2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. 3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
Those who knew not the Lord did curse the Lord and fought against righteousness and mocked him on the cross of Calvary. However, when the gospel was preached to them, many realized what the had done and repented and turned to Christ.
Psalm 109: 4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. 5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
Jesus does love us and He did come unto His own and his own received him not. They rejected the love that God offered and returned evil for that good. Do people do that today? Do they place blame and even accuse God of hatred?
Psalm 109: 6 ¶Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. 7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. 8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
Peter quoted this portion of scripture when Judas betrayed the Lord Jesus.
Luke 22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
Psalm 109:9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. 10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places. 11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
Psalm 109:12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
For one to have mercy, mercy must be given. Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Psalm 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out. 14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. 16 Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
Do you realize, in the end, when all judgment is complete, the posterity of those without salvation in Christ Jesus, will be cut off. Only those who are in Christ Jesus will have an everlasting posterity. That is why it is so important to teach your children about the saving grace of the Lord Jesus. That is why you, if you are not born-again would be saved. Salvation is everlasting life, everlasting posterity.
Psalm 109: 17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. 18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. 19 Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
Cursing is the sludge that is dredged from the heart. I have been around many people who feel that cursing is normal, every other word is a curse word. All of this reveals who and what that person is from their heart.
Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Psalm 109: 20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
As we said when we started this Psalm it is the results of sin. It is the final and most destitute application of final judgement.
Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
The good news is this – all sin can be forgiven when one turns to the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. Jesus forgives sin and replaces judgment with his own, for He was judged for us.
The choice is still yours,