January 29, Reading 2 – Psalm 9, 10

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SAA Notes

Have you ever found yourself feeling like David in Psalm 10:1? David’s response is to pray: “God! Do something!” (Ps.10:12) Then he reflects on what God is like – He does notice what is going on!

SJA Notes

Two things David does in these psalms strike very clear for us.

He reaffirms his trust, again and again, in God’s faithfulness to His people, in His sovereign power, His power to save the weak and lowly, to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed.

But David also calls upon the Lord to act.

Arise, O LORD!

These are valid expressions of our trust and faith.

It is not an arrogant or genie call, no magic spell. It is born out of the frustration of living in this broken world.

Arise, O LORD!

David knows and trusts that will not let the wicked go unpunished, that He will arise. He calls on God to be true to Himself, and trusts that He will be.

These are good prayers to dwell on. The validity of our experience as God’s people in this world founded on God’s sovereign (complete, absolute) power and authority, His grace and mercy, His will to save.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

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