A Psalm of War Against Treacherous Liars
Psalm 58 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods?
Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?
2 No, in heart you work unrighteousness;
On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.
3 The wicked are estranged from the womb;
These who speak lies go astray from birth.
4 They have venom like the venom of a serpent;
Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,
5 So that it does not hear the voice of charmers,
Or a skillful caster of spells.
6 O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord.
7 Let them flow away like water that runs off;
When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.
8 Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along,
Like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.
9 Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns
He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely there is a God who judges on earth!”
Dear Christian: I don’t know if you’ve noticed after reading that psalm, but there is a bigger than Dallas difference between the way that King David prayed and sang and the way your nicer-than-Christ “Christian” prays and sings.
A BIG difference.
David describes the demonic hordes that have set themselves against him in Psalm 58 as …
1. Evil from the cradle.
2. Poisonous snakes.
So, what does the sweet Psalmist request of God to do regarding this bellicose bunch that’s gang tackling him?
Well, succinctly, David requests the following:
1. Break their teeth in their mouth.
2. Let them melt away.
3. Cut them in pieces.
4. Melt ‘em like a snail.
5. Let them not see the sun.
6. Hit ‘em with a tornado.
Can you imagine what damage Christians could do to Satan’s devices if they just got a little more biblical in their bluster when they engaged in prayer and worship, as illustrated here?
Turn them into snail slime, Oh God.
Break their teeth, Lord!
Pray that next time someone asks you to intercede and see what happens to God’s enemies.
Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of ClashDaily.com (300M+ page views). Giles is also the author of the NEW book, John The Baptist: A Rude Awakening Precedes A Great Awakening. Follow Doug on Instagram and on Twitter @TheArtOfDoug.