SEEING GOD NOW/LATER!

There is a spiritual warfare at all times!

by BG O’Neal

In Psalm 7, David proclaims his own innocence. He asked God to protect him from those (such as Cush) who was unjustly opposed to him! He asked God to defeat the plans of the enemy against him. How many times have we felt the enemy encompass us about? We are not to operate in fear.

The love of God wraps its arms around us! We have a great promise that one day we will see God. It doesn’t mean we won’t face trials and opposition! However, we have the promise of victory and we shall see God! Maybe this will change our perspective somewhat.

The Bible and history! This is not the Cush first mentioned in the Torah! Psalm 7 is the only Biblical mention of this “later” Cush, who was from the tribe of Benjamin. There is ‘speculation’ that he was a follower of Saul in the long conflict of Saul and his descendants with David (1 Samuel 18 – 2 Samuel 4), since Saul was also a Benjamite (1 Samuel 9:1-2). Cush had thus made David his enemy,

and had possibly also unjustly accused David of wrongdoing in connection with taking Saul’s place as king (although it was God Himself who told Samuel to anoint David as king in Saul’s place (1 Samuel 16:1-13) because of Saul’s disobedience to God’s commands (1 Samuel 15)).

So what is a shiggaion? *Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.]] O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: -Psalms 7:1 KJV. A shiggaion can range from a funeral dirge to a fast paced rhythmic song! I tend to think this psalm of song was most likely a dirge, not a joyful tune!

How many times have we cried out to God in despair? We may not sing it as David did but we certainly ring it out to the heavens! We want our enemy destroyed thus no fight ensues! Mind you, not flesh and blood but enemies in the spiritual realm. But, we will never become strong until we face the opposition! It is like the simile of the stars shining in our sight at daylight. If it was not for the dark, how would we see the stars? In the same manner we must go through a fight to have victory. If there is no warfare there is no need for victory!

“O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me, Or he will tear my soul like a lion, Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver. O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds. My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart.” Psalm 7‬:‭1‬-‭2‬, ‭9‬-‭10 NASB1995‬‬.

““Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 ESV.

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