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Imprecatory Psalms

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Lesson

The theme of imprecatory psalms is petitioning God for deliverance from distress. Some also pray that God will uphold justice by punishing the enemy. 

Outline

I. Review

II. The Imprecatory Psalms

A. Definition and Problem

B. Unacceptable Solutions

C. Moral Indignation

D. Toward a Solution

1. Prayers of the Righteous

2. God Must Avenge, Not Us

3. The Prayers are theocratic, theocentric, covenantal, Political & Evangelistic

III. Conclusion

IV. Psalm 137