Psalm 83:1-2 ” O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. See how Your enemies are astir, how Your foes rear their heads.”

This Psalm is known as an Imprecatory Psalm, which involves praying to invoke God’s wrath upon the wicked. It starts by pointing out to God all the evil around us…which is funny if you think about it, since God sees and hears all and obviously knows everything about the wicked already. But it’s a way for us to voice and acknowledge what’s happening around us. The Psalm continues with examples of righteous anger…things that make God angry…sin, oppression, having His Name blasphemed…in other words, opposing things that oppose God. All the while remembering God’s glory can be shown and men brought to a saving knowledge of Christ, “Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek Your name, O Lord.” (Psalm 83:16) Finally, the end of this Psalm shows us that we need to firmly lay any retribution or vengeance in God’s capable hands…giving it all over to Him. Or as verse 18 says, “Let them know that You, whose Name is the Lord – that You alone are the Most High over all the earth.”

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