Psalm 10 is a beautiful picture of your justice. The wicked rejoice in beating and destroying the weak, saying , “God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it. “ They don’t see God, so they believe he has abandoned the poor.
But you will “Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer” and will “call his wickedness to account till you find none. You don’t forget the poor; in fact, you love them. You want them to inherit your kingdom.
O Lord, you hear the desire
Of the afflicted;
You will strengthen their heart;
You will incline your ear to
Do justice to the fatherless and the
That man who is of the earth may
Strike terror no more.
Time and time again David sings of how you don’t forget the humble. You are a just God and you arm yourself to cast off the chains of the oppressed. Holy are you God; you defend your sheep from the wolves. And hallelujah, you even seek to make the wolves into your sheep.
Do I rejoice more over the destruction of the oppressor or the liberation of the oppressed?