Psalm 9 - Praise God For His Deliverance (Part One).

* The Psalmist worships the Lord - I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonders.  I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High" (vs. 1-2).

* He does not speak proud words. He sees all things in the light of the holy God - "My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. For you have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously. You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;
you have blotted out their name for ever and ever. Endless ruin has overtaken the enemy, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished. The LORD reigns forever;
he has established his throne for judgment. He will judge the world in righteousness;
he will govern the peoples with justice" (vs. 3-6).

* At the heart of this Psalm, there is a declaration of the character of God - "The LORD reigns forever; He has established his throne for judgment. He will judge the world in righteousness; He will govern the peoples with justice" (vs. 7-8).
* The majesty, righteousness and judgment of God – Have we lost these important aspects of God’s character? Have we turned God into a sentimentalized ‘god’ of our own making?
Let’s not take God for granted. Let God be God. This is very different from insisting that God must be what we think He should be.

No comments: