Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 28, 2016

“How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord his God”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm 10.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+10&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“12 Arise, O Lord;  O God, lift up Your hand.
Do not forget the afflicted.
13 Why has the wicked spurned God?
He has said to himself, “You will not require it.”
14 You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand.
The unfortunate commits himself to You;
You have been the helper of the orphan.
15 Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,
Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

16 The Lord is King forever and ever;
Nations have perished from His land.
17 O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
18 To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.”  Psalm 10:12-18.

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Prior to my above-stated quote, today’s Psalm chapter 10 goes into great detail about the pride and plots and perceived prosperity of the wicked.

I quote the conclusion of the chapter in which the Psalmist recognizes that the “LORD is King forever and ever” and the LORD has “heard the desire of the humble” and “will strengthen their heart” and will “vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.”  Verses 16-18.

This morning, as I read the title to my Tampa Bay Times newspaper “Islamists’ bomb kills 65 celebrating Easter”, I pray:  “Yes, LORD, take action through Your sovereign rule and almighty power “So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.”

Other doctrine trusts princes and politicians to end terror.

But, Reformed Doctrine trusts in God.

“3 Do not trust in princes,
In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 His spirit departs, he returns to the earth;
In that very day his thoughts perish.
How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 Who made heaven and earth,
The sea and all that is in them;
Who keeps faith forever;
7 Who executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free.

8 The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
The Lord raises up those who are bowed down;
The Lord loves the righteous;
9 The Lord protects the strangers;
He supports the fatherless and the widow,
But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
10 The Lord will reign forever,
Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!”  Psalm 146:3-10.


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