8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies;

your right hand will seize your foes.

9 At the time of your appearing

you will make them like a fiery furnace.

In his wrath the Lord will swallow them up,

and his fire will consume them.

10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth,

their posterity from mankind.

11 Though they plot evil against you

and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed;

12 for you will make them turn their backs

when you aim at them with drawn bow.

Faith for the Future (verses 8-12)

· David had confidence in the Lord to triumph because of His promise in 2 Samuel chapter 7.

· Notice the end of verse 9 (“In His wrath the Lord will swallow them up and his fire will consume them.”)

· God is serious about sin. He was then and He is now. David had so much confidence because, again, he had the word of the Lord.

o Gen 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.