Psalms Chapter 9 Thinking Points

1 I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

7 But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

19 Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

Thinking Points:

   In the very first verse, David speaks of praising the Lord with his whole heart. We should unashamedly do this as well. Often times, we are afraid to say an “amen” in church, or a “hallelujah!”. Or maybe it’s the fear of raising your hands up during a hymn to praise the Lord. We let the fear of what men think, get in the way of how we worship the Saviour, and that just shouldn’t be. In fact, I have seen where when one person lets themselves go and fully praise God, others follow, not out of imitating (though sadly that does happen) but because someone else went first. You know what I’m talking about; we’ve been there in life with other things. Once someone else does it, it kind of relieves the pressure to others who are just waiting to know it’s ok. Here’s my challenge to you. Let that first person be YOU. Forget what others around you may think, and worship God with ALL your heart because He is worthy to be praised.

2nd Samuel 22:4

I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

   Another point to think on is the thought around how those doing evil seem to prosper and do well. David says in verses 5-6 that even though the enemy seems to prevail often, God preserves and delivers the just. This is followed up by verse 9-10. See, the troubles and miseries we face are meant for us to feel God’s care, love, mercy, and grace during those times as well as to become more dependent on Him. Although we may not see immediate punishment for wicked people or reward for the righteous, doesn’t mean it won’t happen. God’s timing is not our timing, and even when He’s late, He’s still on time! Let us not trouble ourselves with what we are going through, or how long we must endure it, let us lean on Him. You see, the cross was a heavy and painful burden for Jesus to bear, not just the day of the crucifixion, but through life leading up to it because He knew what He was going to do. How much more should we expect to go through trials than He did! God never promises that He will deliver us before bearing the weight of our daily crosses, but rather that He will carry us through them. As such, never tire of doing good, never give up when the world stands against you. It cannot stand against Him!

Mark 13:13

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Hebrews 13:5

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

 



 

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