Psalm 7:1-17; 8
"The Lord judges the peoples; vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity" (Ps 7:8, HCSB).
Theme: When (not if) you experience injustice, know for certain that God is NEVER indifferent toward injustice.
What do you do when you feel misunderstood, maligned and marginalized? Psalm 7 is an individual lament, petition and prayer by an innocent person who was slandered, opposed and attacked by those who wanted to disgrace, discredit, dishonor and defeat him.
Psalm 7 is titled in different commentaries as follows:
- A Cry for Justice (Ps 7:8-10). [Derek Kidner]
- The Blessing of a Good Conscience (Ps 7:3-5, 9-10). [Alec Motyer]
- Surviving Slander (Ps 7:1-2, 6, 14; 4:2; 5:6, 9). [George Zemek]