The Enemy in the Psalms

Marti J. Steussy

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2008

Issue: The Enemy (Vol. 28, No 1, Winter, 2008)

Using the psalms to bring before God our fears and our hatreds allows us to express such emotions honestly and, perhaps eventually, even to pray such psalms from the enemies’ point of view. In praying with Christ, we are permitted to identify with both parties to the conflicts described in the psalms.

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