God’s Judgement upon the Wicked is Inevitable and Unescapable
Does it seem like the wicked never get what they deserve? People lie, steal, slander, and mistreat others seemingly without any repercussions. In this psalm David asks God’s help because the wicked are trying to “tear” and “drag” him away and devour him like a lion. What a picture of the wicked in their schemes against the godly. David knows that his deeds have not included iniquity and prays for God’s vindication and deliverance from these unjust attacks (7:3-8). He trusts in God as his shield and saviour; knowing that if God does not protect him he has no hope against his adversaries (7:10). David is sure that God will act on his behalf because God is a righteous judge and he cannot abide wickedness (7:11). God is angry with the ungodly every day! Often we hear that God is a merely a God of love and would never judge anyone for their sin. This is a lie, for every person will stand before God in judgement for their evil deeds (Rev 20). The heart of every man and woman is utterly evil and there is no good in it (Gen 8:21; Eccl 9:3; Rom 3:23). Brethren we can take comfort in the fact that God’s judgment upon the wicked on this world will take place. Do not take matters into your own hands, but instead wait for the Lord to act and pray for those who persecute you. Vengeance is the Lord’s and He will act in His own time (Deut 32:35; Rom 12:19). You can have confidence, like David, that God will vindicate you and judge the ungodly.