As we come to the last part of this psalm, it is interesting that this is the only time we find David talking about his enemy. All the other verses were about his relationship with his Lord. This shows that his relationship with his Lord was his priority. This is such good advice because at times we can be tempted to be taken up with the darkness of the world. David’s attitude is so good to copy reflect upon and imitate in how we are to live. David used his adverse situation to strengthen his relationship with his Lord. This is the exact opposite of how Satan wants us to act. Over the years I have come across people who only want to talk about the problems they are facing which never seem to be happing with their Christian walk. How David approached his situation is so encouraging to me and I have chosen to think about the greatness of my God. When we discipline ourselves to look at our situation through the eyes of victory that Jesus gives, we can be calm and live a peaceable life. Verses 9-11 “But those who seek my life, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. They shall fall by the sword; they shall be a piece for the Jackals. But the King shall rejoice in God, everyone who swears by Him glory; but the mouths of those who speak lies shall be stopped!”. It is so important to put everything in its right perspective, the power of Satan was defeated by Jesus when he died and rose again on the third day. This is something that we need to keep reminding ourselves of continually. We serve a victorious Lord and Saviour who calls us His friends. Living with this understanding brings such peace to the way that we live. Notice that David was so clear when he said that his enemy had no power over him and this is how he lived his life. He knew the greatness of his God through his worship of the Lord as a teenager. He could say that he had killed a lion and a bear who attacked his sheep because God was with him and he also killed the giant Goliath. This happened because he had a daily experience with his Lord, so he was not afraid of any problems that may arise in his life. I am so encouraged by what he said in Verse 11 “But the king shall rejoice in God “. David was very clear in his trust in his Lord and this is such a good example to follow. The Lord is worthy of all praise and I am thankful that I have the opportunity to encourage other people to keep praising the Lord. The Lord is so worthy of our praise and when we choose to praise Him there is nothing in our lives that should stop us from applying this truth. While we live in a fallen world it is good to know that we do not have to be affected by it.