The Upward Look
© Copyright 2018, Max D. Hutto,
“Look upon my enemies, for they are many, And they hate me with violent hatred.” Psalm 25:19 NASB
Surrounded by enemies who not only hated him, but hated him with a violent hatred, David cries out to God to defend him. These enemies not only opposed David, they were after blood. They were like a ravenous wolf pack circling their prey looking for the smallest weak spot to attack and kill. Overwhelmed by numerous enemies with such cruel and fierce hatred, God’s servant David pleads for God, his only protector, to take notice, guard his life, and defend him.
Lord Jesus, this world, consumed with violent hatred, is opposed to You, Your Word, and Your servants. Strengthen me to stand firm, upholding Your truth.
September 21, 2018
* Bible Copyright Credits
NASB © The Bible quotes marked NASB are from the New American Standard Bible,
© Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA. (used with permission)
CSB © The Bible quotes marked CSB are from the Christian Standard Bible,
© Copyright 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers (used with permission).
HCSB © The Bible quotes marked HCSB are from the Holman Christian Standard Bible,
© Copyright 2000 by Holman Bible Publishers (used with permission).
NIV © The Bible quotes marked NIV are from the New International Version,
© Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, by The International Bible Society. (used with permission)
KJV The Bible quotes marked KJV are from the King James Version of the Bible and are in the Public Domain.