Righteous Judgment (Psalms #7)

Text: Psalm 7

Psalm 7 has historical context.  The cross reference to the events of Psalm 7 are in 1 Samuel 24.  Psalm 7 is prophetic. The psalm is a prayer for justice. It’s like the prayer in Revelation 6:10 by the martyrs during the tribulation.  The first seven Psalms correspond to the seven years of Daniel’s 70th week, and seven years of Jacob’s troubles – tribulation time. Then the 8th Psalm will correspond to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Psalm 7 also can be spiritually applied in some ways to you and I.

A wicked unseen father

  • …concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.
  • Cush is Kish, Saul’s father.  In this psalm, Saul is a type of the antichrist pursuing and persecuting David who is a type of the faithful Israelite remnant in the tribulation.  As we’ve said several times before that many of the Psalms are prophetic. And David often speaks as the voice of the faithful remnant of Israel during the tribulation and immediately before the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 1 Samuel 24:1 and 9
  • Heritage of an evil spirit
  • The Devil as a wicked unseen father.  Snake bit, but never saw the snake.
    • 1 John 3:8-9
    • John 8:44
  • Prophetic: Mystery of iniquity, a father working behind the scenes

David is tempted to take matters into his own hands

  • Historical: 1 Samuel 24:4-8 with Psalm 7:1-5
  • Prophetic: No distinction between soul and body
    • …tear my soul…
    • The soul is not the body and the body is not the soul, unless you’re in the Old Testament.
    • Colossians 2:11, Uncircumcised soul
  • Personal righteousness
    • …if I have… verses 3-4 and 8
    • David had opportunity to hurt Saul on a couple of occasions
    • Application for you today: if you get balled out at work because you’re lazy.  Or you get punched in the face because you antagonized someone, there is no pity.  Your lack of righteousness has caused you pain. Peter said, But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. (1 Peter 4:15)

Jesus Christ is the Judge

  • Historical: 1 Samuel 24:9-15 and Psalm 7:6-13
  • Injustice is an incredibly motivating cause.  Social Justice Warriors. Temptation to take things into your own hands.
  • Prophetic: Second Coming
    • Arise…awake for me to the judgment (vs 6)
    • The Lord shall judge the people (vs 8)
  • God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked everyday. (vs 11)
    • Attribute of God is his self control.  He is angry at the wicked, he has the ability to destroy the wicked, but He tempers His anger with patience.
    • Calvinism is a joke.  God does not control things and then get mad at the things He controlled.  God is the final word on everything that men do, so He has no need to be in control of everything men say, think, and do.
  • God trieth the hearts…
    • Job
    • Abraham – Genesis 22:12
    • Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
    • Even the devil started off right until his heart moved in the wrong direction.  Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
    • Proverbs 20:11 – even a child is known by his DOINGS

God’s judgment as a mirror

  • Vss 14-17
  • Matthew 7:1-2
  • Deuteronomy 25:13-16, you must use a “just measure”
  • Romans 2:1-4, you probably do the same things that you accuse others of.
  • Romans 14:10-13 Don’t judge people, judge the things they do.
  • If you want to be judged by the truth then let that be the measure that ye mete.