This author said that all the Christians should have a unity in love. They should have a tender heart and a humble mind. They should not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse. They should repay those evil abusive people with a blessing, since they have been called to inherit a blessing. They should keep their tongues and lips from evil deceit. They should turn away from evil and do good, seeking and pursuing peace. The eyes of the Lord are on these righteous ones. The Lord’s ears are open to their prayer. However, the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. Do you believe in goodness and peace?
“Know that Yahweh has set apart
The faithful for himself.
When I call to him.”
Yahweh always sets apart his believers. Yahweh listens to the faithful. Thus David who assumed that he is one of the faithful will always find Yahweh listening to him when he calls. There is a certain certainty or self righteousness to David and his followers.