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Summary: To show that GOD will reward evil to our enemies and will put an end to them.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do I have to pray for my enemies? Yes. You have to pray for your enemies. The content of the prayer is in this verse: Psalms 54:5

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD will reward evil to our enemies and will put an end to them.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 54:5 (Amplified Bible)

54:5 He will pay back evil to my enemies; in Your faithfulness [Lord] put an end to them.

Psalms 54:5 (King James Version)

54:5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You will pay back evil to my enemies and in Your Faithfulness You will put an end to them.

VI. TITLE:

Reward for my enemies

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.

B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)

C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD

D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author

E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. GOD will pay back my enemies.

"He will pay back evil to my enemies;"

Our enemies will only expect reward of evil from GOD.

Psalms 31:23 (Amplified Bible)

31:23 O love the Lord, all you His saints! The Lord preserves the faithful, and plentifully pays back him who deals haughtily.

Psalms 137:8 (Amplified Bible)

137:8 O Daughter of Babylon [you devastator, you!], who [ought to be and] shall be destroyed, happy and blessed shall he be who requites you as you have served us.

2 Timothy 4:14 (Amplified Bible)

4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great wrongs. The Lord will pay him back for his actions.

Revelation 18:6 (Amplified Bible)

18:6 Repay to her what she herself has paid [to others] and double [her doom] in accordance with what she has done. Mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed [for others].

Reward or "shub" in Hebrew which means:

1. to turn back

2. to retreat - a withdrawing of one's self from any place

Evil or "ra raah" in Hebrew which means:

1. bad

2. as adjective or noun: - adversity, affliction, bad, calamity

Enemies or "sharar" in Hebrew which means:

1. to be hostile

2. an opponent

3. enemy

Our enemies are those people who watch us closely by observing us.

Psalms 5:8 (Amplified Bible)

5:8 Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way level (straight and right) before my face.

JESUS' enemies carefully watches and observes Him.

Luke 20:20 (Amplified Bible)

20:20 So they watched [for an opportunity to ensnare] Him, and sent spies who pretended to be upright (honest and sincere), that they might lay hold of something He might say, so as to turn Him over to the control and authority of the governor.

Jeremiah 20:10 (Amplified Bible)

20:10 For I have heard many whispering and defaming, [There is] terror on every side! Denounce him! Let us denounce him! Say all my familiar friends, they who watch for my fall, Perhaps he will be persuaded and deceived; then we will prevail against him, and we will get our revenge on him.

Psalms 56:5-6 (Amplified Bible)

56:5 All day long they twist my words and trouble my affairs; all their thoughts are against me for evil and my hurt.

56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they watch my steps, even as they have [expectantly] waited for my life.

Psalms 64:6 (Amplified Bible)

64:6 They think out acts of injustice and say, We have accomplished a well-devised thing! For the inward thought of each one [is unsearchable] and his heart is deep.

B. GOD will put an end to them in His Faithfulness

"in Your faithfulness [Lord] put an end to them"

Psalms 143:12 (Amplified Bible)

143:12 And in your mercy and loving-kindness, cut off my enemies and destroy all those who afflict my inner self, for I am Your servant.

Psalms 27:11 (Amplified Bible)

27:11 Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain and even path because of my enemies [those who lie in wait for me].

Psalms 5:8 (Amplified Bible)

5:8 Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way level (straight and right) before my face.

Cut them off or "tsamath" in Hebrew which means:

1. to extirpate - to pull or pluck up by the roots; to root out; to eradicate; to destroy totally. To eradicate; to root out; to destroy wholly

King David oftentimes prayed for his enemies and his prayers for them is to "cut them off", or put an end to them. King David prayed for the destruction of his enemies and he claimed evil as reward for them.

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