Thursday, 6 February 2020

Shutting up the bullies

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There are moments when we just wish that the bullies of this world would have their just rewards. This does happen eventually, but we are often not there to witness it. Taking a look at Psalm 86, with the fresh insights of Eugene Peterson, it is interesting to note David's unique prayer:

"Make a show of how much you love me
    so the bullies who hate me will stand there slack-jawed,
As you, God, gently and powerfully
    put me back on my feet." - Psalm 86:16-17

His prayer is not so much that the bullies are physically assaulted, but rather that God's love is shown to be so overwhelming that all they can do is stand with their mouths wide open in amazement. The way that God restores David's troubled life will prove to be such a testimony that it will shut up the religious bullies for good.

Living in Grace

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