At my church this morning, Pastor Jim Hamilton preached an excellent message from Psalms 56-57. If you have a chance to listen, I commend it to you. You can download it here or listen below.
I also recommend a version of Psalm 57 that a band called The Critics put to music. I actually love this song. It’s called “Do Not Destroy,” which is a line from the superscription of the Psalm: “To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.”
You can listen to the song above or download it here.
A recurring theme in sacred Scripture: the fate we have laid out for others becomes our own ending
“So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai” (from the Book of Esther 7:10)
The paradox is that, by divine intervention, God is very able to take what men meant for evil and turn it to the purpose of salvation:
“19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place? 20 “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. 21 “So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” ” (from Genesis 50)