Psalms of Cursing

When it comes to reading and interpreting the Psalms, some of the most problematic verses are those in which the psalmist prays that God would curse his enemies. In fact, some cite these as evidence that the Bible is not a holy book, given that it contains such violent language. The technical term for these curses is imprecation, although “psalms of anger” or “psalms of wrath” may be more descriptive. In this lesson, we’ll gain some perspective on these psalms and learn to pray them in light of the cross.
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