I hate them

I hate them with a complete hatred

there time is alway

they have become the perdition

swelling with pride and unjust

they delight to do evil

the meditation of their heart

is only evil


they exalt themselves

and prosper in nothing good

malice and want

to no avail


they shall be destroyed

together even their memory

will be wiped

from the face of the earth


their tongue roams

through the earth boasting

of the things they love

by those very things

are they destroyed


O Lord

shall I not hate them

that hate thee


am I not grieved with those

who rise up against thee?


they have become my own enemies.


Search me, O God,

and see whether there is any

baneful motive within me


the way to everlasting life

lead me.


NOTE: I like hockey and the hockey player Mike Fisher is a quiet man for the most part. He is married to the superstar singer Carrie Underwood and they have one child. He is one of the few NHL players who actively professes his faith. He also is a veteran of many years playing in the NHL against some of the roughest and toughest characters as you imagine. Recently he tweeted something from Psalms 139:23-24. I wanted to write something in connection with Psalms 139 because I began to think about that Psalm myself as I have in the past. The Psalms are a powerhouse of what it means to understand what God has a heart for – people who are willing to serve God and his holy church in spite of opposition and trials.

Remember there are more for us than against us!

Jesus said ‘I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.’