Vs. 85 — The proud have dug pits for me, Which is not according to Your law.
William S. Plumer:
Let men beware how they dig pits for others. All God’s word testifies against such wickedness. How many tests are invented simply for the purpose of entangling men’s consciences and furnishing ground for persecution. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 312). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)
The proud have dug pits for me, which is not according to Your law. Open my eyes to see the pits, the snares, and traps that the wicked have set for the just. Cause the string that holds the arrow of hate and pride to break when they pull it back to shoot at the children of light, and at the weak and innocent ones. Though the desire is to harm others, turn their plans upon them. Then humble them to see the state of their hearts against Your law. When Your Law condemns them, shine the Gospel of saving grace into their hearts. From a plotter of evil to a humble, repentant sinner–that is where I have come from, so do the same for those who plot and device evil against the just and weak.