Read Psalm 10 – It’s hard to watch, isn’t it? Sometimes wicked people prosper while the faithful struggle. David observes the arrogance and utter lack of humanity of the prosperous as he intercedes for the afflicted.
As you were reading, was your heart stirred to anger for the lack of reverence for God and man David described? Or did you find yourself jealous of their success? Yikes, right, that makes it personal. Beloved, let those questions hit home. Let the Holy Spirit open your eyes to your own heart as you read God’s Word.
The psalm closes with, “The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.” :16-18 First of all, whose land is it? That’s right – the earth and everything in it belongs to God. And what does God do for the afflicted? That’s right – he hears, encourages, listens and defends! Scripture says, “If God is for us, who can stand against us?” Romans 8:31