Psalm 109

Praying For Your Enemies

David seems to really be upset with his enemies in this Psalm. It interesting that David is praying for such bad things to happen to someone, even if they’re considered an enemy. He goes as far as saying that he hopes that bad things happen to the offspring of those who persecute him (verse 10). This is in stark contrast with what Jesus says about loving our enemies. I wonder what my response would be if I was being persecuted – would I love my enemies and trust God enough to pray that he would come into their lives and changes their hearts, or would I just want something bad to happen to them? I could also just be missing the point of this Psalm.