Back From the Edge!

6 Their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs,
and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
7 They will say, “As one plows and breaks up the earth,
so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave.” Psalm 141:6-7

David finished his diatribe against the wicked by singling out their leaders. He didn’t mince words about what he thought should happen to them. We don’t know who exactly he had in mind when he wrote this psalm.

Think back to a time when you were raging with anger about someone. We’ve all had those experiences. It took a while to calm down, and it took some venting. Chances are good that you vented in front of someone you trusted.

I’ve had several coworkers who do this on occasion, and they thank me for “pulling them back from the edge.” These coworkers know that what they say in confidence will stay in confidence.

David did the same thing in this psalm. We get to see a different side of David, one that we might consider more authentic.

Be grateful for those friends that have pulled you back from the edge. Cherish those friendships, and thank God for them.

Take a moment today and let them know you appreciate them.

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