A Response to Their “Aha, Aha” Moments
A Daily Devotional And Reading From The Psalms
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.
1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
Make haste to help me, O Lord.
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul:
Let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame
That say, Aha, aha.
4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
And let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God:
Thou art my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, make no tarrying.
David yet again, asks for the Lord to rush to his aid with deliverance from his enemies. David was under constant scrutiny and it troubled him. Three times in the Psalms, David talks about their “Aha” moment of discovery, when they investigated and found that he had a weakness or had stumbled (Ps 35:21, 25; 40:15 and 70:3). Their search wasn’t fruitless and they rejoiced in their discovery.
I like David know what it is like to have someone hope to find fault in me. Do we have that shared experience?
From today’s Psalm I felt inspired to give this response to those who have searched and found fault:
Have your “aha, aha” moment I guess. (vs.3) You found that for which you were looking, a big inconsistency, a flaw, a sin. You can use it to say that I am a hypocrite and I am sure that you probably will. There is something about me that you must consider, I am not surprised that you found that chink in my armor. I am a little shocked however that you haven’t discovered more weakness and failures. Trust me, they are there! I have been trying to tell you that I am unworthy. I am poor and needy (vs.5), poor in personal righteousness and in need of lots of grace. You don’t need to look any further, I freely confess my guilt. Please understand, I am not excusing my behavior and I really am committed to doing better. I do make one request, turn the magnifying glass that you were so thoroughly using on me toward my Lord. Please don’t casually dismiss him without investigation. Let God be magnified (vs.4) and you will see why my hopes don’t at all rest in me. He is coming soon to bring complete and final deliverance. Until that blessed hope is made real I will like David pray this prayer, “Oh Lord, make haste!” (vs. 5)