Psalms 9 Daily Devotional
Psalms 9 verses 1-10
David triumphing in the defeat of the Philistines and the other neighbouring nations that opposed his settlement in the throne. David excites and engages himself to praise God for his mercies and as children of God how many great things has God done for us and we thought it’s because we are clever. God expects suitable returns of praise from those for whom he has done marvellous works. We must praise God in sincerity with our hearts not only with our lips, and be lively and fervent in the duty, with all our heart. When God has shown himself to be above the proud enemies we must give glory to the most high. He will be a refuge for the oppressed in times of trouble. Perhaps he may not immediately appear to them as their deliverer and Avenger: but in the midst of their distress, they may, by faith flee to God as their refuge. So that no real hurt will be done. Those who know him to be God of inviolable truth and faithfulness will rejoice in his word of promise and rest upon that.
David praised God himself and invites us to praise likewise. Sing praises to the Lord who dwelleth in Zion, as the special residence of his glory is in heaven, Forgetfulness of God is the cause of all the wickedness of the nations. In singing this psalm we must give to God the glory of his justice in pleading his people’s cause against his and their enemies, and encourage ourselves to wait for the year of redeemed and the year of recompenses of the controversy of Zion, even the destruction of all anti Christian powers and fractions, to which many of the ancients apply this psalm.
Have a good day.