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