1 O God, whom I praise,
don’t stand silent and aloof
2 while the wicked slander me
and tell lies about me.
3 They surround me with hateful words
and fight against me for no reason.
4 I love them, but they try to destroy me with accusations
even as I am praying for them!
5 They repay evil for good,
and hatred for my love. NLT
This psalm is attributed to David. Describe what he is going through in verses 1-3.
Look closely at verses 4-5. Who are the people that are hurting David?
What is David doing in response to their action?
With all of this in mind, why is verse 1 such a gut-wrenching verse?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
What do these verses teach us about how to deal in our heart with a situation where people close to us are causing us harm?