“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:”
To be persecuted means to be treated cruelly and unfairly persistently. A student can be persecuted by a lecturer, a businessman by political enemies, a spouse by in-laws, etc.
What can you do spiritually to protect yourself from powerful enemies? Let’s examine what David did.
- Sing to the Lord.
Singing can be a prayer. His song was recorded as prayer. Sometimes it’s easier to “sing a prayer” than to pray with words.
- Pray against words spoken by your enemies.
David identified his enemy; Benjamin of Cush and prayed against his words.
- Pray even if it’s incoherent.
Prayer can be incoherent or rambling, but God still knows what is in your heart. This poem is a “Shiggaion,” which means rambling.
- Trust in God.
David reminded God that he trusted in him and claimed the blessings of trust: Salvation from his persecutors.
Are you being persecuted? Sing and trust in God.