The psalms are inspired by God and are meant to instruct us how to think about God, man and the world. Zeal for God’s glory, pleading for rescue and crying for help are included in this poem. Imprecatory psalms show an approval of God’s judgment, a foreshadowing of Christ’s ministry and incentive to forgive.
By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org. Used by permission.