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Psalms 139:20
... they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in...
Psalms 139:21
... not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against...
Psalms 139:17: thy thoughts - Study Note
... thy thoughts. We should desire to think God’s thoughts after Him, as the early scientists (e.g., Kepler, Newton, Maxwell) used to say. He knows our thoughts (Psalm 139:2), and we should seek diligently to bring all our thoughts...
Psalms 139:2: my - Study Note
... my. This psalm is intensely personal. The first person pronouns (“I,” “me,” etc.) occur forty-eight times in these twenty-four verses, and the second person pronouns (“thou,” “thine,” etc.) occur...
Psalms 31:6: I have hated - Study Note
... I have hated. Believers should love their personal enemies (Matthew 5:44), but it is appropriate to hate those that hate God—not with personal animosity, of course, but with that sorrowing hatred which must characterize a Holy God who...
Psalms 5:10: Destroy thou them - Study Note
... This is the first of many “imprecations” in the Psalms, wherein God-fearing men actually pray for God to torture and destroy their enemies. This seems alien to the spirit of Matthew 5:44 (“I say unto you, Love your...
CHAPTER 4 - Identifying the Enemy: A Perspective On Opposition
... (1 Chr 28:3). His thoughts on enemies are recorded in the Psalms. There were many of them and they were cruel and strong. Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred (Psalm 25:19). But mine enemies are lively,...
CHAPTER 5 - Why Pray?: A Perspective On Sovereignty
... for his soul?" (Mark 8:36). This same truth is found in Psalms 49:7: "None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him." No matter what treasure we may accumulate on earth, it cannot compare to the treasure...
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