Psalm 119:23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. 

We’re not sure who wrote this psalm, but most of the psalms were not written by ordinary people. Many were written by King David or other kings/nobles of ancient Israel. Chances are this writer was a big deal in Israel of one sort or other. The situation is an interesting one.

We’re told in v.23 “princes sit plotting against me”. This could be a king whose own sons are wanting to assume his throne, or it could a lord of some kind who is being persecuted by other nobles. Either way doesn’t sound like this is a threat from outside of Israel, but from within.

Conflict is hard any time, but it’s particularly hard when it’s with someone close. Someone who is supposed to have your back. Someone you love and trust. Lord, guard our hearts from the heartbreak of betrayal. Amen.

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