Mar. 18. A Lament of David
The psalmist devoted the words of this psalm to uttering curses upon his enemies and those who would mistreat the poor. He called for divine justice against the wicked. In our age of Christianity, those words from David seem harsh as Christians are commanded to have a forgiving attitude and to love one’s enemies as himself. David called upon the Lord for help in his time of persecution. However, he began and ended with words of praise to God.