Scripture text: Psalm 7 Preacher: Rev David Sutherland Date: 31 August 2014
Psalm 7 is David’s prayerful response to a catalogue of malicious accusations made against him by Cush, a member of the same tribe as Saul and possibly one of his close supporters. David so strongly rejects the charges brought by Cush that he boldly calls on God to judge him, confident that he will be proved righteous in this matter.
In stark contrast to the denunciation of David made by Cush, this sermon discusses an entirely different form of criticism (constructive criticism) which is intended to bring benefit rather than harm. Its merits are noted, and how it might be graciously given and received by church members is considered.