1 O Lord, the God of vengeance,
O God of vengeance, let your glorious justice shine forth!
2 Arise, O Judge of the earth.
Give the proud what they deserve.
3 How long, O Lord?
How long will the wicked be allowed to gloat?
4 How long will they speak with arrogance?
How long will these evil people boast?
5 They crush your people, Lord,
hurting those you claim as your own.
6 They kill widows and foreigners
and murder orphans.
7 “The Lord isn’t looking,” they say,
“and besides, the God of Israel doesn’t care.” NLT
This psalm begins with a harsh tone. Where does vengeance belong in the life of a follower of God?
Why do we need God to act as judge over the earth?
What is the concern of verses 3-4? What current circumstances can you relate to this concern?
Look at the details of verses 5-6. What are the evildoers doing?
What is the insult of verse 7?
How do the details of verses 3-7 impact the way you read verses 1-2?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
Take a moment to pray against evil in this world.