Actions and Words

In your might uproot them and bring them down.
For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride.
For the curses and lies they utter, consume them in your wrath, consume them till they are no more.
Then it will be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob. Psalm 59:11-13

If I can summarize these verses, it would be “make my enemies suffer, Lord.” It’s not a prayer I would pray necessarily but it’s one of David’s honest prayers.

Where’s the balance between wanting to rain down vengeance and loving your enemies? That’s a tough one, isn’t it because David certainly didn’t have a lot of love for those who wanted to destroy him.

Or did he?

Joab, one of David’s military commanders, came to David and told him:

“You love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that the commanders and their men mean nothing to you. I see that you would be pleased if Absalom were alive today and all of us were dead.” 2 Samuel 19:6

So while he talked a big game about wanting his enemies obliterated, his actions proved otherwise.

Our actions really should speak louder than our words.

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