On April 2 and 9, we had two animated virtual discussions (using Zoom) of the proper way to view "Imprecatory Psalms," those where David calls on God to punish his enemies. I want to think everyone that contributed. Definitely gave me a lot to think about. Three key questions we discussed:
3. How should we think about David’s call for curses upon his enemies?
Example from Psalm 109
May his children be fatherless
and his wife a widow.
May his children be wandering beggars;
may they be driven from their ruined homes.
May a creditor seize all he has;
may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
May no one extend kindness to him
or take pity on his fatherless children.
May his descendants be cut off,
… Blot out their name from the earth.
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