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An Atheistic Bible Study Of Psalm 7

King David prays to beg God to get rid of his many enemies, who are championing a rival claimant to the Israeli throne of Jerusalem.

David tells God that if he, David, is unworthy as man and king, God should smite him down on the spot and have done with him.

When God leaves him wallowing in self-pity, David counts his blessings and begs God to protect him and his loyal followers from their many enemies.

David pictures God sharpening swords and polishing arrows ready to stick them in the enemy and being still alive after his emotional blackmail plea bargaining exercise, David praises God for his pending good fortune. No doubt David’s rivals were offering similar prayers.

Arthur Chappell


Image Credit » Photo Saint Lukes Church, Moston, Manchester, taken by me.

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inertia4 wrote on January 27, 2015, 7:55 PM

arthurchappell Well, I am not religious at all, but this seems like the typical double cross.

zabelle51 wrote on January 27, 2015, 9:40 PM

Seems like a common prayer from Kings over the ages, no wonder God ignored it. :)

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 28, 2015, 8:29 AM

You've got to admit that the notion of a responsive god has its appeal. Like you're sitting there in your righteousness, right, reading a book, having a beer, when your wicked and/or iniquitous neighbour jacks up Kiss or something. You go - "God? Y'got a minute?" And straight out of a blue cloudless sky, a lighting bolt shoots down and takes out the neighbour's power. Ah, to have god on one's side...

mrsmerlin wrote on January 28, 2015, 4:55 PM

Atheist or not you know more about the bible than a lot of so called Christians. I know that comment will annoy those who genuinely follow their religion instead of paying just lip service but unfortunately it is very true

BodieMor wrote on January 31, 2015, 1:07 AM

Reminds me (somehow) of award winners (Academy, Golden Globes, and so on) who profess thanks to God or Jesus as though the other nominees were rejected in his/her favor...

arthurchappell wrote on January 31, 2015, 3:48 AM

yes that is a very good comparison - thanks for making the enemy bullets kill Jenkins instead of me God