-Theme: Protection of God for those who humbly trust in Him from the wicked who threaten them. God’s justice for the afflicted and poor.
-Historical Insight: This is a Psalm of David for the choir director. David for sure knew the onslaught of the enemy as a man of war and constantly being a refugee even after being anointed king of Israel. David is not ashamed to pray imprecatory prayers upon the enemies of God’s ways and His people (Psalms 10; 23; 28; 35; 59; 69; 109; 139; 140).
-*Application* Take some time today to reflect on your dependency upon your King for rescue, preserving, and keeping in an evil and adulterous generation. When we stand for Christ and His Kingdom, we will always be in for a war upon our values and our well-being. There is an adversary out to take us down. We desperately need to call upon the LORD as our protector and defender from those who would want to speak slanderously against us, set snares for us, and destroy our testimony and witness. Ask the LORD today to cover your “head in the day of battle (Psalm 140:7).” He is our salvation, and He is the One who maintains the cause of the afflicted and justice for the poor (Psalm 140:7a, 12). As a righteous person saved by the grace of God through Jesus Christ give thanks to His powerful Name (Psalm 140:13a). Keep loving people even when they despitefully use you (Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:28), and remember that the upright will dwell in the presence of the LORD forever (Psalm 140:13b).
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 140:12