Vs. 84 — How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?

R. Greenham:

This is an ordinary prayer, not against any certain persons, but rather generally against God’s enemies, and their evil courses. For the Lord executeth judgment upon his children for their conversion, as Paul (Acts 9), and upon the wicked for their confusion. He prayeth against them that belonged not to God, and yet not so much against their persons as their evil causes; and no otherwise against their persons than as they are joined with the evil causes. Thus we may pray for the confusion of God’s enemies; otherwise we cannot. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 312). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)


O’ God and Father of the redeemed in Christ, how long will the wicked continue to persecute and force their evil upon the righteous, the oppressed, and the weak. When will you execute justice upon those who rush to devour Your children? Come quickly, Lord Jesus, come quickly!

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