Psalm 9:6-10 The cities you uprooted are now forgotten. But the Lord reigns forever, executing judgment from his throne. He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness. The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.
Psalm 9 is the appointed lectionary psalm this morning. How appropriate, in light of world events! It would seem not much has changed in the world in terms of violence in the thousands of years since David wrote this song. I am so glad today for this reminder that ultimately, God is in control. One day we will see everything put right, even in Venezuela.
The needy will not be ignored forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed. Arise, O Lord! . . . Let the nations know they are merely human (Ps 9:18-20).