We are in the Wisdom Stream today while using the God’s Word Translation this week.
Lord God thank you for this sterling reading from King David who is yet to take his throne. Let it inspire us to walk with you and hang on to you though the road be rough or the next steps of our pilgrimage may seem uncertain. Thank you Lord that our destiny is salvation as your word states. Amen.
In Psalm 9, David is thankful for victories; victories that he personally has experienced and also those that affected Israel, his nation. Miracles have happened, there is joy and music and praise. The Lord has been true and the enemies of the Lord are in a bad way and going down further. God triumphs and the truth of this is evident to those who look to God for their refuge.
In Psalm 10, David starts the Psalm feeling that God is far off and that the wicked get to have their run of things. David lists the things he sees about oppressors. They boast, rob, curse, oppress, deceive, they pounce, and crush. David calls for God to arise and deal with them justly and to do so as the God who is able to. David seems to be encouraging himself with the truth that he knows God to be v.s. the justice that may seem delayed as he is witnessing it. The Psalm ends with a mighty praise about God’s encouragement and protection for the orphan and the oppressed.
For Psalm 11 and following: The next three Psalms are David asking desperate questions and feeling very troubled about wicked people who seem to be everywhere and running everywhere and behaving with ill will. He was running from Saul during these times [ I Sam. 18-26 ]. He is vexed when he sees enemies all around. He is at the same place blessed when he is able to pause and look to God knowing of His righteousness