Tuesday, January 10, 2012

150 Days of Psalms - Psalm 10

A common theme through the Psalms is why do the wicked get away with all the evil they do. It's a good question. The easy answer is that we live in a fallen, evil world and the prince of this world, the prince of darkness has been allowed to work. The difficult answer is explaining why God seems to be far off. "Lord, why do You stand so far away? Why do you hide in times of trouble?" vs. 1

I like verse 14 "But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief, observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands. The helpless entrusts himself to You."

God may seem far off at times, but the psalmist reminds us that God does pay attention. He has seen it Himself so He can take care of it Himself. That's pretty awesome stuff, that God cares about our troubles and helps us.

"Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will strengthen their hearts.
You will listen carefully,
doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed
so that men of the earth may terrify them no more." 17-18 HCSB

1 comment:

Phyllis Hobson said...

I like your comments that tie verses 14 and beyond, that we may wonder where God is, but He is always near to us.

I also saw in the intrevening verses the attitude of the "wicked" was one of invincibility, pride, arrogance. It gives me pause to consider my attitudes (and thoughts) when I hear about things in the news. I can have a tendency to judge or feel "better than" those. I need to also consider this in my interactions with friends, family, acquaintances.