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Psalm 64 (NIV)
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from the plots of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
they shoot suddenly, without fear.
5 They encourage each other in evil plans,
they talk about hiding their snares;
they say, “Who will see it[b]?”
6 They plot injustice and say,
“We have devised a perfect plan!”
Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
7 But God will shoot them with his arrows;
they will suddenly be struck down.
8 He will turn their own tongues against them
and bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
9 All people will fear;
they will proclaim the works of God
and ponder what he has done.
10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
and take refuge in him;
all the upright in heart will glory in him!
I don’t understand why people plan evil,
Isn’t doing good a better option?
It’s happened again though,
My dear enemy has promised good,
But delivered hate,
They keep telling me that it’s love!
Confusion is created again,
Too many words wreaking havoc,
Hate relishes confusion,
It gives opportunity for destruction.
A much better way is to plan good,
God doesn’t tolerate duplicity,
He will set it all straight,
My dear enemy will face the truth,
Words used to destroy me,
Will entrap them in their own confusion.
I love how my God works,
Protecting me against my dear enemy,
Turning the tables –
My enemy’s power becomes weakness,
Even if they don’t see it,
It is a witness God’s power to the world.