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Breaktime: Unfairness

Unfairness  See how they lie in wait for me!  Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, Lord. Psalm 59:3 There is no fairness in the attackers of David. They wait on him with fierceness and pay no attention to his innocence. He hasn’t antagonized his enemies, and yet they still charge him…

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Breaktime: Deliver Me

 Deliver Me Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me. Psalm 59:1 Who needs deliverance from fear, anger, resentment, selfishness, judgment, etc.? Who needs to be freed from anxiousness and stress? Don’t we all have these enemies trying to take us down? They are annoying and are…

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Breaktime: The Charmer

The Charmer Their venom is like the venom of a snake, like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,  that will not heed the tune of the charmer, however skillful the enchanter may be. Psalm 58:4,5 The charmer is the one who calms and controls the deadliest snakes. David, however, sees the wicked around…

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Breaktime: Remove the Power of the Wicked

Remove the Power of the Wicked Break the teeth in their mouths, O God; Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions! Psalm 58:6 David is a victim of the wickedness, and now he cries out to God. He recognizes the evil and rebellion all around him, and it seems hopeless. Often a serpent charmer…

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Breaktime: Taking Refuge

Taking Refuge Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.  Psalm 57:1 David’s reaction to disaster is to take refuge in God until the disaster passes. He is asking God for His…

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Breaktime: Walking in the Light

Walking in the Light For you have delivered me from death  and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.  Psalm 56:13 David was delivered from death as his enemies chased him down, but He experienced the full protection of God. He knew God’s protection of grace. David…

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Breaktime: Making Vows

  Making Vows  I am under vows to you, my God; I will present my thank offerings to you. Psalm 56:12 A vow is a promise that David made with God. It is unlike the obligation David had to follow God but a more profound commitment under pressure. Maybe we have done the same. Vows usually…

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Breaktime: In God

In God  In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise— Psalm 56:10 Much can be said and done in God. The praise in God depicts the Psalmist position for approval. He stood in one place, and that was in God. This is where the words for David’s life existed. “In God”…

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Breaktime: We are Not Alone

We are Not Alone  Record my misery;  list my tears on your scroll[d]— are they not in your record? Psalm 56:8 The Psalmist had high confidence God could see his misery. God knew David’s tears and the reason for all his agony, but David is comforted, knowing God can recognize and remember justice is due…

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Breaktime: Bring it All

Bringing it All 6 They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life. Psalm 56:6 Now David’s enemies invade his privacy and they have evil thoughts against him. He knows what it’s like to have his life threatened and to be afraid of an enemy chasing him.  The enemy was waiting for the…

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