Psalm 7:12,13: “God is a righteous judge….If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow. He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.”
[You have readied all for the final judgment of the world, of sin, of the devil and his forces and those who refuse to bow before you. It is certain that You will bring the transformation of all creation that has been warped by sin. You will return it to the pristine conditions of the original creation as the New Heaven and New Earth. In the meantime, judgment comes every day on we who persist in evil:]
Psalm 7:14,15, “He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment. He who digs a hole [like in the picture below] and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made. The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.”
[Evil brings evil to the perpetrator. This is the unchanging law of your justice, Lord. I think of Hitler, Stalin and Mao; think of Idi Amin of Uganda, Saddam Huseyin of Iraq, Mubarek of Egypt; think of me when I make selfish and unkind decisions.
I praise you, Lord, that you do not tolerate evil, that you have prepared the answer to evil and will eliminate it, while all who accept your solution to evil (the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ) will live in sinless and joyful relationship with you forever.
In the midst of the evil of people and devils today, of Putin, China, ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas and Al Kaida, you, Lord. are at work. We can rest in that, joining you in returning good for evil, blessing for cursing, prayers for persecution, kindness for cruelty. Guide us in doing that today.]