One of the most interesting and often misunderstood categories of Psalms in the Psalter is imprecatory psalms. They are a prayer calling on God to judge His adversaries and those who persecute His people. Psalm 69 is an example of one of those Psalms. It’s important to know that David is not praying a prayer of personal revenge, but this is rather a prophetic word of judgment against those who oppose God’s anointed King and servant and persecute His people.
The Psalm moves from suffering to glory, from time to eternity. It is about David and his life, but it ultimately points us to Jesus, God’s ultimate servant, and our Savior. It shows us that life in this fallen world is hard for God’s servants, but Christ has suffered and overcome to save His people and bring them to glory, as well as to judge all the wicked.
Scripture: Psalm 69; Acts 1:20; Romans 11:9-11; Luke 6:27-28; John 15:25, 7, 13, 2; Romans 15:1-3; Matthew 26:36-46; John 19:28-29; Revelations 21:1-8; 1 Peter 1:3-9; 2 Cororinthians 6:1-3