Psalm 9 & 10: The LORD Is King
Verse of the Day: (10:16) The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
1. Heart (9:1-11)
I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. (9:1)
God commended David as a man after His own heart and that through him shall come forth Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world, because his heart was always full of praises of God and His wonderful works. (Acts 13:22-24) Though David had a fair share of trouble, yet through it all, he still praised and glorified God. God was David’s Lord, King, Refuge and Hiding place amid his oppression and trouble. Let us thus keep praising God and making melody in our hearts to Him amid crises knowing that He allows them to test our faith so that we shall come forth as pure gold. (Ephesians 5:16-20)
2. Humble (9:12-20)
When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble. (9:12)
Though God judges the sins of men yet He shall forgive them if we humble ourselves, pray, cry to Him and repent of our sins. Many times, David cried to God and pleaded for His mercy and forgiveness as he sinned against Him, and He remembered him, and was faithful and just to forgive him of his sins. However, God spares not the heathen and the wicked as He remembers their sins and judges and condemns them unless and until they repent their sins and turn to Him. Let us therefore submit to God, and resist the devil and he will flee from us. Let us humble ourselves before God, and abide in Him, and He shall give us grace, and bless and lift us up for His glory, honour and praise. (James 4:6-10)
3. Heathen (10:1-18)
Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? (10:1)
Many times when we are in trouble we think that God is far away from us, but we fail to realise that He is always beside us, and that He is testing our faith, so that one day, we shall be perfect like Him. However God is indeed far away from the heathen and the wicked, and on the Day of Judgment, He shall judge and cast them into hell. Even though it seems that the wicked are prospering and enjoying life, yet one day, they shall be judged and eternally condemned to hell, if they refused to accept Jesus as their Saviour and King. Let us thus confess and repent our sins, and by faith and trust in God, believe in and receive the Lord Jesus Christ, His Son, as our personal Saviour, Lord and King, and we shall have a glorious heaven to gain and a fiery hell to shun. (Galatians 3:8-9)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You are my beloved LORD and King now and forever.