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MBABANE – The biblical Psalms 35 is now his sanctuary as the institution he leads witnesses its first and prolonged strike action.

That is none other than Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) Commissioner General Dumisani Masilela, who told the Times SUNDAY that in everything he did nowadays, Psalms 35 was his point of reference.

Masilela said this chapter of the bible was what kept him going and he was holding onto it each and every day. “Please read Psalms 35, it will tell you the situation I am in. It is what keeps me going after I had wondered what was really happening,” the SRA boss stated.
As interpreted by Gordon Churchyard in Easy English Bible, Psalms 35 is a ‘God Help Me’ cry from King David.

“In the psalm David asks God to fight for him. He (David) asks God to take Saul) or Absalom) away from the earth,” says Churchyard.
Saul was king of Israel before David. Absalom was David’s son, who wanted to be king in David’s place.

Churchyard points out that the most important thing to learn from Psalm 35 is that David did not try to kill his enemies himself.
He wanted God to do it in God’s way. “When we have enemies we must ask God to do something. We must not try to hurt them ourselves,” writes Churchyard.

The interpreter states that while war is when countries fight each other, “David sees God as a soldier, fighting for him with shields and spears”
He says this is what is called a ‘human picture’ of God.
We believe that God sends people or angels to do his work for him. In the psalm, the angel is probably one that the Jews called Michael.

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