Praying the imprecatory psalms

I’m excit­ed to have anoth­er essay done! This is the sec­ond in my run of three essays due with­in three weeks. As with all of the essays I have writ­ten this year, it took some time to get my head around, but I’m real­ly pleased with what I have learned as a result. Here is the col­lage for you:

Thinking through the psalms of vengeance and the appro­pri­ate­ness (or not) of Christian’s pray­ing these psalms for them­selves, it has struck me again what a great gift of grace we have in Christ, that we don’t need to face the judg­ment seat of God, Christ has tak­en our judg­ment upon him­self that we might be for­giv­en.

Oh, the depth of the rich­es of the wis­dom and knowl­edge of God! How unsearch­able his judg­ments, and his paths beyond trac­ing out! -Romans 11:33

If you are inter­est­ed in read­ing more about this top­ic, I can rec­om­mend Katy’s blog post on the sub­ject.

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