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Dec
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God’s Word through the Psalms:
Psalm 7
1 Lord my God, I take refuge in you;
save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 or they will tear me apart like a lion
and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 Lord my God, if I have done this
and there is guilt on my hands—
4 if I have repaid my ally with evil
or without cause have robbed my foe—
5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me;
let him trample my life to the ground
and make me sleep in the dust.[c]
6 Arise, Lord, in your anger;
rise up against the rage of my enemies.
Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you,
while you sit enthroned over them on high.
8 Let the Lord judge the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,
according to my integrity, O Most High.
9 Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
and make the righteous secure—
you, the righteous God
who probes minds and hearts.
10 My shield[d] is God Most High,
who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
a God who displays his wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent,
he[e] will sharpen his sword;
he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 Whoever is pregnant with evil
conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out
falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them;
their violence comes down on their own heads.
17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

Wisdom Shared: As I read and meditate on this Psalm, the verse that stands out most;
Verse 11: God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day. I find my
self in the midst of many battles at work. It has caused me a great deal of disappointment
beyond all logic and understanding. Unfair practices at the work place can lead to a dead end
if we view it as a personal assault on our character, our work ethic and abilities. I have been
in this struggle for the last 3 years, but each time I find my self leaning toward feeling bad for
my situation its like digging my self into a pit of pity and despair. The truth is despair leads
to nothingness. So I call out to God, and through the power of Christ in me, I am empowered show up at work, give my all as if working for the Lord and not men. I treat my superiors with the respect and yes, I am a team player. I rest in confidence that our God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day. And if he does not relent it is to sharpen his sword.
he will bend and string his bow. – He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his
flaming arrows. Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
Psalm 7:12-14

The Whole Counsel of God:
Truthfully, it is hard to imagine God striking down anyone; because most would argue; we are living in the new covenant. The word of God is clear, we must understand the whole counsel of God to gain godly wisdom, understanding and a clear perspective. It brings me comfort and godly confidence to know that those who conceive evil and trouble will face the effects of their disillusionment. It is He (God) the avenger of our enemies,
it empowers us to live in faith, and walk in wisdom through the power of Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-Excellently