psalm 7

May 5, 2009

images“O LORD my God, in you do i take refuge;

save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,

lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,

rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.”

the deceased Jew is to be laid on the ground with his eyes closed, meanwhile the gaurds (for he is never left alone because it would be disrespectful) would not be allowed to eat or drink or perform mitzvot. to do so would be disrespectful to the dead because he is no longer able to do those things. which ultimately made my mind wander to the fact that we are meant to be higher in the food chain than a lion, who while eating you, is actually disrespecting you twice! ha ha! humiliation would occur on 2 levels…

this of course is just a random thought.

but while looking at this passage, David’s pursuers were ruthless. desiring all that he had, and more so looking to avenge his intimacy and favor with the lord. i wonder what it looked like for his brothers to bow down to their baby brother? how humiliating. i imagine that if David was dashing, yet young, what did his brothers look like? what kind of ego’s had they developed at this point? how much more were men of stature, politically or even just physically looking down upon David?…yet the lord saw a man’s HEART. he recognized David by his good fragrance. thus, his cries for mercy, were indeed, heard, and more so, met.

an interesting fact is that the coffin should remain closed, so that the dead’s enemies may not be able to look upon him in such a helpless state.

his pursuers would be so completely brutal and he would receive no mercy. perhaps we can even take his body being torn apart to the point that there would be nothing to deliver to those who mourn him, literally.

the lion looks to kill with a bite to the throat or back of the neck…

i can see the resemblance of the devil, because he is a backbiter as well. and like the lions, he flanks the prey giving hope of an escape until they are ambushed with fierce jaws of death…with a lion literally…

i hate that the devil’s schemes always begin with the most attractive lie….like the anti christ and his coming deception of world peace. as soon as you believe it and desire it, its true form and colors are revealed, and your eyes of enlightenment are VITAL to discipher the truth!

once again, im not sure if im coherent in my trains of thought…but i hope i am!

the difference between the wicked man and the righteous man is that when the righteous man repents, with true repentence(according to the scriptures) he can approach god for justice because of the blood spilled by the mediator!

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