Tehillim Seventy: Revenge

The verse for today is pretty straightforward, in a kind of self-serving way. “May those who seek my life be shamed and humiliated; may those who desire my harm turn back and be disgraced (Psalms 70:3).” To me, this seems pretty on point, if not slightly selfish. But honestly, it doesn’t bother me. I understand the idea of looking out for yourself, and for your own, above others, or even at their expense if it comes to it. Sometimes I wish I were a better, more altruistic person, but I completely get the idea of wanting revenge, or to get back at those who wrong us. I’m lucky that I haven’t had many situations where this has come up in real life, so for now, I’m happy to leave it in the theoretical realm.


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