DCLM Daily Manna 26 January 2022

Topic: Wickedness Never Pays

TEXT: Psalm 10:12-18
12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

17 Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

“Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.” – (Psalm10:13)

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Life, sometimes, seems to play game on us. We are pressed from all sides at such times when help is nowhere nearby. We seem forsaken. Worse still, all the signs that surround us appear to indicate that evil people are triumphing over us. Rather than become dispirited at such times, we should turn to God for solace.

The psalmist, for a while, could not understand why those perpetrating acts of wickedness did not seem to have any check whatsoever on their evil deeds. Or why God seemed so far away at such a time. But instead of yielding to discouragement and despondency, fear and failure, he quickly assured himself that no action is ever hidden from God. He sees even the most concealed acts of injustice.

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As a victim of evil acts, the psalmist did not forget to cry out to God to show concern and act in his defence. He wondered why the wicked would think that God would not punish evil. He was comforted that God, as the Defender of the fatherless, poor and humble, would not allow the wicked to go scot-free. He pleaded with Him to judge the wicked for all his evil acts, show Himself as the sovereign King and put an end to oppression.

There may be times when evil people fiercely attack us. Rather than helplessly allow ourselves to be assailed, we must remember at such times to trust in the Lord. We must pray to Him to intervene on our behalf and to hold the wicked accountable for their evil conducts. We must never lose sight that even if it may seem as if God is distant at such trying moments, He will arrive at the nick of time to rescue us.

“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished”.

Acts 26-28