“1 For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, 2 for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues. 3 With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause. 4 In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer – Psa 109:1-4”
This Psalm is called Imprecatory Psalm and is also considered as a voice that has strong cursed feeling on their enemies. We can take an example of Peter in the book of Acts 1:20, he says let the place of Judas be deserted because he betrayed Jesus Christ, and no one should dwell in there. This is the feeling David has here. God’s people return good for evil, people return good for good and evil for evil and it is only the satan’s crowd return evil for good. This is what David and Peter says, here. David’s psalm is a pictorial representation of Jesus Christ statements on the Cross, He said, Father please forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing. David was a powerful king and his servants just waited for David’s command. David could have hunted and killed his enemies with one command, that was the power of his authority. People around him were outwardly religious, he knew who the black sheep was but still loved them. They accused him at his back and had a smiling face. It is like a person who sends a smiley face on a WhatsApp message with hated heart. Some even tried to kill him. We are unsure if this psalm was written when his son Absalom or King Saul tried to kill him. However, through-out his life David did not forget one thing in his life. He prayed without fail. He uses biblical references in prayer from Exodus 23:6 & Deu 19:15 to express his sadness.
“Exodus 23:6- Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits”
for justice and
Deu 19:15 – “One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”
Because no one who stood for him and everyone who receive help from him accused him. Paul writes do not repay anyone evil for evil but overcome evil by good.
Romans 12:17-21 – 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
David did the same, He did not have someone for counsel or neither looked for someone to share what he was going through. We are unsure if David wanted to keep this feeling confidential and though he had many counselor’s he did not approach anyone. He walks straight into God’s presence and kneels down in prayer. He understood prayer was an answer for the feeling he was going through. Are you going through situation like this? You might go through a pain that keeps you weeping. You might be looking for an unsolved problem in life. No matter what that is. Go to the Lord in prayer and it is a wonderful tool to get an answer for your questions. We handle tools every moment and we depend on it. To work we have a tool, example software engineer needs laptop, internet and applications as a tool. Sweeper needs the broom, to sleep we need the cot, bed and pillow. To eat we need plates, spoons and fork to serves food. Spiritually, prayer is our tool to solve issues that we are going through. David says, many accuse me and speak false about me but I will be a Man of Prayer.
Be a Man or Women of Prayer and be God’s testimony.