Soli Deo Gloria

“Deliver Me, Lord” Psalm 140:1-13

An Expositional Sermon
If God’s people are safe in His everlasting arms, then why do we suffer? Why do people come against us? Why do we often feel so weak? What should we pray when people would come against us? The Psalm we’re considering this morning gets at this. Charles Spurgeon wrote about Psalm 140, “It is the cry of a hunted soul, the supplication of a believer incessantly persecuted and beset by cunning enemies, who hungered for his destruction…Few Psalms are so rich in the jewelry of precious faith.” I don’t know how or why the Psalms were arranged in the order that they are, but the fact that this comes right after Psalm 139 should be an encouragement. God is the one whom we cannot escape, as we considered last week that He is the Hound of heaven, that will find us out in the end. But now here, in Psalm 140, we see a picture of who God’s people feel they are often hunted by, and who they often feel they can’t escape: wicked people in this world. We find our comfort in the all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful God in the face of feeling like we are hunted by an all-seeing, all knowing, all-powerful world that is against us. In light of God’s sovereignty we see that we have no need to fear the world. Indeed, in light of God’s power we see that the world is ultimately powerless. We find our rest in the power of God, in the face of a weak world that pretends like it is all powerful.