“To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock: do not be silent to me, lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. Do not take me away with the wicked and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but evil is in their hearts. Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give them according to the work of their hands; render to them what they deserve. Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them and not build them up.

Blessed be the LORD, because He has heard the voice of my supplications! The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.

The LORD is their strength
(the strength of His people), and He is the saving refuge of His anointed. Save your people, and bless Your inheritance; shepherd them also, and bear them up forever” (Psalm 28)

Lesson #1

David believes in the importance of praying to the only One who can effectively answer him.

Lesson #2

He does in no way want to be identified with wicked people. He is not one of them and does not want anything to do with them.

Lesson #3

He petitions God to do what He is already planning to do in the future – – to avenge Himself against those who are evil. [They’re going to get it, and they know they will]! God hates evildoers!

Lesson #4

The incredible blessings of answered prayer. (But God won’t answer if you don’t ask Him to)!

Lesson #5

Trusting in the LORD brings utter joy – – it is what pleases Him!

Dear LORD, please SAVE and SHEPHERD your people!

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