Consider Mine Enemies

Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Psalms 25:19

When someone does you wrong, you might expect God to take vengeance on them. After all, they hurt you and they deserve judgment. Right?

Consider Mine Enemies

You see things from your perspective. God sees everything.

Sometimes, you need to take a step backwards and use some wisdom. That’s how the Psalmist responds in our text. He has many enemies. He has cruel enemies. No one would blame him if he asked God to destroy them.

Instead, he reflects the wisdom from above. Rather than judging his enemies himself, the writer leaves the matter entirely to God.

He wants God to “consider” his enemies.

Let’s learn from this example. When you’re tempted to call God’s vengeance upon those who have wronged you, bring the matter to God.

Ask God to “consider” your enemies. You might not understand everything that God does, but you show wisdom when you submit to God by letting Him sort things out.


Brown-Driver-Briggs defines this word as to “cause one to see something, shew:

The Psalmist wants to show his enemies to God. He leaves the response up to Him.


The adversaries faced by the Psalmist may include personal or national enemies, or both.

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