Psalm 109:26-31″Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy: That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, hast done it. Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice. Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude. For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul”.
When you get into studying the rationale behind these Psalms which appear to be quite harsh with a plea for immediate and permanent injunction against enemies, you wonder if you have such authority with God. King David was loved of God, he had the ear of God, he spent days on end loving on God and creating new methodologies on worshiping God.
He is the only individual that received a stamp of approval from God stating, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will” (Acts 13:22 KJV). He had insight into the will of God. He is remembered and quoted by not only the apostles and disciples in the NT, but by Jesus himself. So it is quite amazing that some church leaders advice new inductees to refrain from using “David’s prayers” such as mentioned above when praying to God. My take on these prayers are if you have a relationship with Jesus and know His heart, then He will lead you on how to prayer effectively, such as discussed in Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered”.
Some of us don’t know how to reach the heart of God, but we are good at engaging in earthly demonstrations of domination. But the test of time is usually evidenced by the long term results of activities in knee city: don’t get into a spiritual fight or any fight period with someone who is intimate with God and has the ears of God. In the earth realm, you might beat them down, look good before your friends, come across as the big Dan, but my God, in the spirit realm you are just a fish waiting to be caught in a net and the repercussions could manifest when you think the fight is just about over.
Father, let us prayerfully consider how we treat each other in this life and remember that though I might be a shepherd boy or girl today looking after sheep and cows, tomorrow I just might be your boss.
Trivia: This dude is a riot; he told God, “you tricked me: you are only winning this fight because you are bigger than I am”.