David says it all

Well, today might be the day.  They keep these things secret, but when we met with the US Attorney a few weeks ago the plan was to have me indicted by the grand jury today.  Now for those of you who have never been through this process (and hopefully you won’t ever), only the US Attorney presents evidence.  It doesn’t matter if it is real or not.  They simply show they have just cause to charge the person with something.  No defense is allowed (otherwise it would be a trial).  So as one lawyer put it, “The grand jury would indict a ham sandwich.”  But as for the charges they are putting forth against me, King David says it best in Psalm 35:

Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler and rise up to help me! Draw the spear and javelin agains my pursuers; say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”

Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life. Let them be turned back and confounded who devise evil against me. Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them on. Let their way be dark and slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.

For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my life. Let ruin come on them unawares. And let the net that they hid ensnare them; let them fall in it–to their ruin.

Then my soul shall rejoice in the Lord, exulting in his deliverance.  All my bones shall say, ” O Lord, who is like you? You deliver the weak from those too strong for them, the weak and needy from those who despoil them.”

Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me about things I do not know.  They repay me evil for good; my soul is forlorn.  But as for me, when they were sick, I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting.  I prayed with head bowed on my bosom, as though I grieved for a friend or a brother; I went about as one who laments for a mother, bowed down and in mourning.

But at my stumbling they gathered in glee, they gathered together against me; ruffians whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing; they impiously mocked more and more, gnashing at me with their teeth.

How long, O Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my life from the lions! Then I will thank you in the great congregation; in the mighty throng I will praise you.

Do not let my treacherous enemies rejoice over me, or those who hate me without cause wink the eye.  For they do not speak peace, but they conceive deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.  They open wide their mouths against me; they say, “Aha, Aha, our eyes have seen it.”

You have seen, O Lord; do not be silent! O Lord, do not be far from me! Wake up! Bestir yourself for my defense, for my cause, my God and my Lord! Vindicate me, O Lord, my God, according to your righeousness, and do not let them rejoice over me. Do not let them say to themselves, “Aha, we have our heart’s desire.” Do not let them say, “We have swallowed you up.”

Let all those who rejoice at my calamity be put to shame and confusion; let those who exalt themselves against me be clothed with shame and dishonor.

Let those who desire my vindication show for joy and be glad, and say evermore, “Great is the Lord, who delights in the welfare of his servant.” Then my tongue shall tell of your righeousness and of your praise all day long.

David, God’s servant and chosen one, was an enemy of the government (Saul) for years.  He had to live in the wilderness. But he never gave up faith.  And eventually he became King.  God strengthened him and put him to the test in the wilderness.  For his faithfulness, David is now with God the Father in heaven.  That’s where I’ll be someday.  With God’s help I will stand the test.

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  1. familieresepte

    Be strong, stand strong, there are many who pray for you. The old king’s spirit is right there with you. – from a pain sufferer.




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