Psalm 64 Commentary

Psalm 64 Commentary

David has a complaint. But first is a request for protection against the threats of the enemy.

The evildoers conspire and plot evil against the innocent. But why? They shoot from ambush at the innocent without fear. The reader may want to know why the wicked man commits evil without fear. Could it be that because they know there is nothing to fear?

Probably they do but they think their plans are foolproof. “Who will see it?” But they are mistaken. The LORD sees; Jehovah knows. He will shoot at them. He will not miss. They will come to complete ruin.

The psalmist is driving the point that a time will come when the intelligence of evildoers becomes an object of ridicule. Then all people will fear, including the evildoers. They will have understood that the LORD acts. There are consequences to wrongdoing.

They will proclaim the works of the LORD and ponder what He has done. At this point, no one will ask if at all God intervenes in human affairs. His works will be plain for all to see.

Instead of complaining, the righteous will now rejoice in the LORD. Life ends well for the upright but in reality, it is the beginning of blessed immortality in the presence of God.

This is an important conclusion to any successful prayer session. The doubting and the complaining heart finds the peace of the LORD at the end of it all.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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