Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. 20 Our God is a God of salvation, and to GOD, the Lord, belongs escape from death. 21 But God will shatter the heads of his enemies, the hairy crown of those who walk in their guilty ways. 22 The Lord said, “I will bring them back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea, 23 so that you may bathe your feet in blood, so that the tongues of your dogs may have their share from the foe.”
There is real blood-lust in this psalm attributed to King David. Then V.23 quotes God himself, who appears to take delight in bringing death to the enemies of Israel, perhaps even more so than King David! It’s passages like this one which challenge our narrow understanding of God reflected in the saying “God is love”. Yes, God is love – and many other things. Like revenge.
Heavenly Father give us grace to embrace all the parts of you. Even the parts which don’t line up with who we think you should be. For you are God and we are not. Amen.