December 29, 2021

Our Great Defender; Psalms 10:12-15

If you’ve been following the last couple of verses in Psalms Chapter 10, we have been learning about the horrendous evil things that the wicked get up to, things like ambushing an unsuspecting victim.  Against those wicked attributes, the Psalmist calls on God to remember the victims of the wicked, because they aren’t getting help from anywhere else, asking God to defend the defenseless.  

Psa 10:12  Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.

The Word then asks the wicked why they woefully ignore God…a foolish mistake, like committing a crime in front of a police officer, you don’t steal in front of a Cop, why would you sin in front of God? 

Psa 10:13  Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?

And then, we get some beautiful reassurances from God today, God helps those who can’t get help from the world.  When we are down and out and everyone else has turned their back on us, God watches over us.  The verse here says, God is a helper to the fatherless.  

Psa 10:14  But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless.

And finally a call for our Divine Father who Discipline the evil doer for all of their actions, reminding us that while the wicked may have forgotten God, God doesn’t forget the wicked.  

Psa 10:15  Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none.

So summing things up, it is foolish to think that God isn’t going to see the bad things we get up to, and God looks out for the lowly and destitute, when the world turns their back on those on their backs, God picks them back up and God will specifically punish those (the wicked) who take advantage of the poor (fatherless).  It also reminds us how God is infinitely more righteous than we are because God doesn’t forget about the lowly people.  Meanwhile, we likely hardly know any, but have no problems remembering the names of rich celebrities.  God doesn’t forget the forgotten.  

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