Psalm 64 opens with a sincere plea for God's protection against scheming enemies. The psalmist, often identified as David, delves into the cunning tactics of those who plot wickedness, detailing how they sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their arrows of deceit. Yet, as grim as the situation seems, the psalm takes a dramatic turn by focusing on divine justice. The psalmist is confident that God will respond, turning the arrows back on the assailants and making them stumble. The justice meted out by God becomes a source of awe and inspiration for the righteous, leading them to fear the Lord and to praise His mighty acts. Psalm 64 thus serves as a potent reminder that no matter how daunting the adversities we face, God's justice prevails, and the righteous find their refuge in Him.

Psalms 64

1  (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

2  Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

3  Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

4  That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

5  They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

6  They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

7  But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

8  So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

9  And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

10  The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

End of Psalms 64

1 Year Plan:  Jun 3 - 2 Kgs 14, 2 Kgs 15,  Ps 63, Ps 64 [next day]

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