Wanting God to give someone a "clip 'round the ear" Well you're in good company! In Psalm 74 Asasph asks
"Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!
He quickly recovers his composure and relents. verse 12 "But God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation on the earth". When we know who is truly in charge of what happens, we can rest assured that the "judge of all the earth will do what is right".
He does however, also encourage God to keep an eye on the mockers:
18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.
22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long.
Asaph asks God to defend his cause, not to raise up an army to do it, or to plant a bomb in his name or to lift up hands against another. Even Jesus rebuked Peter when he cut the servants ear on the night He was betrayed.
This is a good reminder that when we take matters out of Gods hands and into our own then we are easy fodder for evil and fools to point the finger at us, and still continue to wag theirs at God.
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