What’s at stake is the glory of God. When we get to grips with that, it makes things both easier for us and incredibly more passionate and hung about it.
The Psalmist in this outburst does not share lyrics that would be considered appropriate for lovey-dovey types who are suggesting all they are saying is give peace a chance. With God’s people under the cosh, the desire is simple, bring about a radical solution – wipe them out, rout them, make them suffer excruciatingly as He has done before.
Yet again, it’s of greatest importance to see the motivating factor for the request. God’s name is at stake. It is so important to relate with others and reminding them, they can choose something new and better today.