Here's my reflection on Psalm 83, and unlike last time, I actually stuck to my five minute time limit. This was mostly thanks to my children fomenting a pre-breakfast rebellion.
This psalm seems to be written during a time of persecution and danger from neighboring nations. It does not feel particularly applicable to me. How gentle a life I lead! There are Christians (and Jews) all over the world who are probably clinging to this psalm as a lifeline, whispering “Deal with them as with Midian...make them like the whirling dust,” as they see those in power oppressing them and threatening them with unjust imprisonment or death.
And my five minutes is up…
Don't forget that you can also read my awesome cousin's reflections on the same Psalm here.
Next week: Psalm 24