KEY THOT: David experiences in this psalm Jesus' rejection by his own kinsmen and his siblings. He has to endure all the scorn, shame and insults because the "zeal for your house consumes me". In a sense, the persecution Jesus experienced was not really directed against him but to God: "the insults of those who insult you fall on me". When we are rejected and persecuted by unbelievers because we are zealous for God, we have to remember what Jesus himself has said: "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you" (John 15:18).
Nevertheless, while we are still enjoying peace in our land, let's take it as a God-given opportunity for us to remain zealous for the Gospel. This is God's time for building His Kingdom, not for pursuing our personal ambition.
May the Lord continue to protect our land from violence and evil-doers. Amen.