Sitting on the Pity Pot
Psalm 109: 30 I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.
Have you ever been on the “pity pot”, rehearsing all the woes confronting you? I have, too many times to count. David renders one such occasion in this Psalm. Perusing these words, David is really feeling sorry for himself and placing curses on his accusers and enemies. The ultimate desire is to see them and their memories blotted from the earth. “Let there be none to extend mercy to him, Nor let there be any to favor his fatherless children. Let his posterity be cut off, And in the generation following let their name be blotted out” (vs. 12, 13).
Yet is that the remedy or resolution in the place King David finds himself? He’s being persecuted because he’s been anointed by the Lord to lead Israel and those who would subterfuge his reign spit venom continuously.
There are seasons of life when it would seem there is nothing we can do right, the more we attempt to do and be right the greater the intensity increases against us. Trust me, spewing back toxic venom isn’t the remedy.
What’s the appropriate response? Continuous praise in the midst of every situation or circumstance that would assail; praising Him out loud in the presence of accusers.
Get off that pot and praise Him!