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Psalm 9: A Triumph For the Saints of God

I was reading Psalm 9 and begin to rejoice as I saw the triumph of the saints of God over this world.  Our world looks dark and evil but rest assured saints of God that victory is ours.  God has promised His Church victory through the Lamb of God (Revelation 5:5).  Jesus promised that His Church would never be conquered or defeated but it would defeat the gates of hell (Matthew 16:18).  God has always had His faithful remnant who walked with Him and obeyed His Word.

Matthew Henry writes about Psalm 9:

In this psalm, I. David praises God for pleading his cause, and giving him victory over his enemies and the enemies of his country (v. 1-6), and calls upon others to join with him in his songs of praise (v. 11, v. 12). II. He prays to God that he might have still further occasion to praise him, for his own deliverances and the confusion of his enemies (v. 13, v. 14, v. 19, v. 20). III. He triumphs in the assurance he had of God’s judging the world (v. 7, v. 8), protecting his oppressed people (v. 9, v. 10, v. 18), and bringing his and their implacable enemies to ruin (v. 15-17). This is very applicable to the kingdom of the Messiah, the enemies of which have been in part destroyed already, and shall be yet more and more till they all be made his footstool, which we are to assure ourselves of, that God may have the glory and we may take the comfort.

I have posted all of Psalm 9 below.  I encourage you to read it and rejoice as you read it knowing that Jesus is Lord and He will never be conquered nor destroyed but rather He will rule and reign over this wicked world and He will destroy all those who do evil.

1 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

2 I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

3 When my enemies turn back,
they stumble and perish before your presence.

4 For you have maintained my just cause;
you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.

5 You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish;
you have blotted out their name forever and ever.

6 The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins;
their cities you rooted out;
the very memory of them has perished.

7 But the Lord sits enthroned forever;
he has established his throne for justice,

8 and he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.

9 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.

10 And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

11 Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!
Tell among the peoples his deeds!

12 For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

13 Be gracious to me, O Lord!
See my affliction from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from the gates of death,

14 that I may recount all your praises,
that in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in your salvation.

15 The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.

16 The Lord has made himself known; he has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah

17 The wicked shall return to Sheol,
all the nations that forget God.

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

19 Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail;
let the nations be judged before you!

20 Put them in fear, O Lord!
Let the nations know that they are but men!  Selah

Written by The Seeking Disciple

08/16/2013 at 10:00 AM

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