REVENGE. . . . . Psalm 7:1-6 Have you ever been falsely accused or badly hurt and wanted revenge? David wrote this psalm in response to the slanderous accusations of those who claimed he was trying to kill King Saul and seize the throne (1 Samuel 24:9-11). Instead of seeking revenge, David cried out to God for justice. The proper response to slander is prayer, not revenge. God says, "I will take vengeance; I will repay those who deserve it" (Romans 12:19; Deuteronomy 32:35-36). Instead of striking back, ask God to take your case, bring justice, and restore your reputation.