10 My shield is God Most High,
who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
a God who displays his wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent,
he will sharpen his sword;
he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 Whoever is pregnant with evil
conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out
falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them;
their violence comes down on their own heads.
17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High. NIV
Why does God judge?
In your mind, who should God shield?
Take a look back at the first part of the psalm. In which group does the writer of this psalm consider himself: The Judged group or the The Shielded group?
Interpret the intense picture of verses 12-13. In our current day, why would some people have a difficult time with this picture? In a time of war, why would some people cry out for this picture to be true?
The writer of this psalm continues to paint with words in verses 13-16. What illustrations does the writer describe in these verses?
Looking back at all of Psalm 7, articulate what you learned about God's justice.
::::: Equipping Challenge :::::
The writer ends this psalm by declaring that he will sing of the Lord Most High. What song of the Lord will you be singing in the next 24 hours?