Take a look at the middle of psalm 69. David has a harsh request and one might even say a curse for his enemies in verses 22-28. Jesus said to love our enemies and Paul said we are to feed them when they are hungry? What then are we to make of these many examples of David wishing such harm on these people? There is a truth about God that is much harder to understand than it seems on a first look. God hates sin but loves the sinner. There is a distinction n and difference between sin and the person. God loves all and wishes that none would perish, but he will not tolerate sin. In other words, I should hate the atrocities of Hitler, but I should still mourn the loss of God’s plan in his life and soul for eternity. It is a difficult balancing act and requires a heart that is closely connected with God’s heart.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.