We are continuing our series of reflections on the Psalms. Each day we will upload a new reflection to the website. We hope and pray that you will find them helpful and that they bring hope during this season. Click on these buttons to read the text of the psalm or listen to a recording of it. You can also listen to the reflection using the audio player below.
This is an interesting psalm; it calls for God to take vengeance. The psalmist addresses God regarding the wickedness he saw around him. They plead with God as they feel responsible to do so. Do we plead with God when we see wrong doing around us?
The psalmist believed that God alone was able to correct the evils they saw. They use the term “how long” twice (verse 3) and this could indicate that the psalmist has been protesting about the situation for some time. Do we keep praying when we want Gods to intervene?
The psalmist calls on God as they see that it is their responsibility to do so. And acknowledges God ultimate judgment, God is the “Judge of the earth” (verse 2). The beginning of this psalm encourages and reminds us to turn to God in petition and persistence when we see wrong around us.
Lord God, help us to turn to you in prayer and petition when we see wrong doings.