Day 4 Psalm 7:1,3-6,8-11,17 Be thankful For God's righteous judgment
（Memorization Scripture: vv. 8-9）
1. O Lord my God, in You I put my trust;
Save me from all those who persecute me;
And deliver me
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this:
If there is iniquity in my hands,
4 If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,
Or have plundered my enemy without cause,
5 Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;
Yes, let him trample my life to the earth,
And lay my honor in the dust. Selah
6 Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies;
Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!
8 The Lord shall judge the peoples;
Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness,
And according to my integrity within me.
9 Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
But establish the just;
For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.
10 My defense is of God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.
17 I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
David comes before the Lord and tells of his sufferings: how his enemies' slander and persecutions are like a lion tearing him apart, with none to deliver. However, even in such difficult circumstances he first asks God to assess his uprightness, to see if there is iniquity in his hands. Only then does he pray to God: "Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies". Furthermore, David praises the Lord for he knows that He judges justly, tests the hearts and minds, and saves the upright in heart. When we encounter malicious slander or harsh criticism, do not forget that our God is a God who judges justly. He is angry with the wicked and saves the upright in heart. Therefore, Paul says in Romans 12:19: "19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, 'Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,' says the Lord."
Day 4 詩篇7:1,3-6,8-11,17 因著神公義的判斷而感恩
11 神是公義的審判者，又是天天 向惡人發怒的神。
17 我要照耶和華的公義稱謝他， 歌頌耶和華至高者的名。
【心得分享】大衛到神面前陳述自己的苦情，仇敵的譭謗攻擊好象曠野兇惡的獅子要將他撕碎，卻無人搭救他。在艱難的環境中他首先求 神鑑察他的正直，有無罪孽在手裡，然後呼求神“為我興起”抵擋仇敵的惡行。不但如此，大衛稱謝耶和華，因為他知道耶和華是按公義向眾民施行審判的神，祂察驗人的心腸肺腑，拯救心裡正直的人。當我們遭遇惡意的毀謗、無情的批評落在艱難困苦的環境時，不要忘記我們的神是按公義向眾民施行審判的神，祂向惡人發怒，卻要堅立義人。所以，保羅說：“親愛的弟兄，不要自己申冤，寧可讓步，聽憑主怒；因為經上記著：「主說：申冤在我，我必報應。」” （羅12：19） （JZ）