Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause!
You set me free when I am in distress.
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. — Psalm 4:1
Remember Marvel Comic’s Defenders who battled mystic and supernatural threats? The Psalmist pictured God defending you and me in this way. But why should God defend my cause? “My cause,” in this sense, literally means “my work for justice or righteousness.”
Meditation: What cause (work for justice and righteousness) have you taken on that God should defend it? How do you invite, expect, depend on God to defend your cause?
April Love-Fordham writes about scripture and spiritual practices.
She has written a unique Disorderly Parable Bible Study series for groups and individuals that teaches the lessons of scripture through modern parables.