Psalm 70: “Deliver Me”
Everyone has an enemy. That enemy may be someone who is trying to tear you down. It could be yourself. It could be an addiction. Many of us are attacked by the devil himself. David, too, had many enemies, and here we see one of his prayers. David prepares this psalm for a memorial offering, which is a portion of the grain offering that the priests burns on the altar to show the Lord that they’ve consecrated the offering to Him (Leviticus 2). He speaks out against his enemies to the Lord, specifically asking for deliverance from them. Once again, we see that David knows that the Lord is the one who delivers, not himself. I cannot stress enough how important this is for Christians to remember. Many will pray for strength to overcome the their enemies, or for the Lord to “damn them,” but not David. He not only requests for his own deliverance, but also desires that others are drawn to the Lord and that those who do are blessed. He closes with these powerful words, “I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay!” When you pray, surrender it all to the Lord, as He delivers.