God the Refuge of the Righteous

1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs—
O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!
2 Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
Render punishment to the proud.
3 LORD, how long will the wicked,
How long will the wicked triumph?

  • Lord, You are the only being righteous enough to own vengeance.
  • Lord, in my need, I ask You to shine on my situation and rise up in judgment.
  • Your judgments are true and right. The sin of evil men and women deserve punishment.
  • Satan and his demons deserve the ultimate punishment of the bottomless pit.
  • You have the right and the ability to render justice and exact revenge. Why are you waiting?
  • How long will the evil be allowed to run free in their sin?

4 They utter speech, and speak insolent things;
All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
5 They break in pieces Your people, O LORD,
And afflict Your heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger,
And murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say, “The LORD does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob understand.”

  • Evil people speak incessantly of their arrogant thoughts.
  • They boast and disregard authority.
  • They work against the people of God, and seek to eradicate them from the earth.
  • They go so far as to attack the helpless, and attack those that they do not even know.
  • They believe that the Lord will not even know what they do, or understand their sinfulness.
  • LORD, You see and know all things. Exact Your judgment, hold up Your standard, show the way. You are the righteous judge and the Lord of all the earth.

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