“Too long have I lived among those who hate peace” (v6). The psalmist had grown weary of constant battles, and he wanted God to save him from “lying lips and deceitful tongues” (v2). He longed for the peaceful and righteous kingdom of God, yet he lived in a broken world, just as we do, and contributed his own sins to its problems. His efforts toward peace seemed fruitless, until he called on the Lord, who has real power to save (v1-2).
“Deliver me, O Lord …” (v2). Our God, who conquered sin and death through Christ, can bring peace to our souls and show us how to shine brightly in a dark world.