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The Imprecatory Psalms

Season 4
Imprecatory Psalms - Praying For and Against Our Enemies.


Read: Psalm 139:17-24 

The psalmist sees no contradiction between intensely hating the enemies of God, and living a humble repentant life, in the presence of God. Such is the nature of the imprecatory psalms. - The word imprecation simply means a ‘curse.’ 


In this lecture, delivered and recorded at Templepatrick Reformed Church, on Friday 15th March 2014, we consider,


  1. How to READ the imprecatory psalms,
  2. An exegesis of Psalm 137:7-9,
  3. A New Testament perspective,
  4. and we ask, in the contemporary world, "Who are our enemies - the enemies of God?"


Read the NOTES HERE.

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