안녕하세요, family and friends. Today we’re going to read Psalm 34.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a physical copy of the Bible or have not read this chapter before. You can read it on Page 2 of this post.
In this Psalm David asks the Lord to attack those who have done him wrong or berated him. At first, I was a little bit shocked when I read it. I’ve read many more chapters like this, where they ask the Lord to bring forth revenge to those who have wronged them.
It confused me, but then I remembered that these were all written as part of the Old Testament. These were the things that they believed back before Jesus Christ was first risen and the New Testament began.
Whereas, the New Testament valued forgiveness.
Then Peter, drawing near to him, said: “Lord, how many times shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Even seven times?” Jesus said to him: “I do not say to you, even seven times, but even seventy times seven times.Matthew 18:21-22 CPDV
It is one of the 2 commandments valued most by Jesus: to love others the way we love ourselves. By doing that we should be quick to forgive and slow to anger. So, instead of praying for the ruin of others, we should pray instead for their recovery and for our patience.
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