Saturday, March 14, 2015

Psalms 141:10 -- On Escaping Our Own Nets

"Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape."
Psalms 141:10

This is an interesting, and perhaps slightly humorous, prayer.  I like that it doesn't wish tragedy upon the wicked except of their own devising... seems kinder than wishing them to be buried under a mountain or burned off like the morning dew.  And it asks for escape for the non-wicked, which is something we find in a lot of prayers.  We ask God to judge between the wicked and the righteous a lot, and save the righteous.  It's a very good prayer, and one that we should think about from both ends perhaps, because we likely *have* been the wicked at some point in our lives, and may be again.  Let's really examine our lives and make sure that we aren't following God and yet keeping some wickedness going on the side.  Let's make sure we aren't the ones putting out nets for other people to fall into.  Let's remember what we pray for ourselves, and make sure we don't end up on the wrong side of it. :)

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