Sunday, December 11, 2011

Psalm 140 ~ His Victory Over My Enemies


A personal confession based on the Psalms.

His Victory Over My Enemies ~ from Psalm 140

Yahweh rescues me
From those who are evil;
He guards me
From those who do wrong,
Who plot out perversity in their hearts
And stir up strife day after day,
With sharp tongues and poison lips.

Yahweh protects me
From the hand of the troublemaker;
He preserves me from the arrogant,
Who set traps and snares
To trip me up.

Yahweh is my God,
He hears my cry for help.
He is my God, my strength,
My salvation ~ Jesus,
Who brings me out safely.
He covers me in the day of conflict.
The wicked will not get what they want,
Their plans will not succeed,
Their names will not be exalted.
Jesus gives the victory to me,
And His name will be exalted
Above all.

The words of my enemies,
The mischief of their mouths,
Will come back to them,
Upon their own heads.
The snares they have laid
Will cause them to stumble;
The pit they dug for me,
They will fall into themselves.
Their slanders will fail
And they will be overtaken
By people just like them.
This will be of their own doing,
And it will be their undoing.

As for me, my confidence is this:
Yahweh will do justice for the afflicted
And set things right for all those in need.
So I will give Him thanks,
And all who right with Him
Will be at home in His presence.



Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Prayers and Affirmations for a Life of Faith, Happiness and Awe in God
by Jeff Doles

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