Thomas Sproull on the imprecatory psalms

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In the imprecatory psalms, we are raised to his throne to join with him in his denunciations of wrath on his enemies. Private resentment is not to be allowed a place in singing these songs. That would be to offer strange fire on God’s altar, and instead of being acceptable service would expose to his displeasure.

The general import of these psalms is substantially as in the second and third petitions of the Lord’s prayer. “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” As taught in the Shorter Catechism in the petition: “Thy kingdom come,” we pray that “Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed.” This must take place before the kingdom of Christ can be established; and in singing those imprecatory petitions we magnify his grace in these displays of his power by which this glorious result is to be accomplished. ...

For the reference, see Thomas Sproull on the imprecatory psalms.
 
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