The ungodly crouches, he lies low, That the helpless may fall by his strength. Psalm 10:10 Beasts cover their malicious designs with the pretence of meekness, humility, and kindness. They concern themselves in their victim’s concernments to make them fall, to make a prey of them. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, was a Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator
The ungodly says to himself, ‘God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees.’ Psalm 10:11 What better rational to do wrong than to minimize or deny the One who can either stop you or call you accountable.
Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the humble helpless. Psalm 10:12
Humility means admitting that I cannot handle my problem by myself. God is going to have to handle it by working in me and through me and for me. Warren Wiersbe, American pastor and a prolific writer of Christian literature, b. 1929
Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, ‘You will not require an account.’ Psalm 10:13 Eyes fixated on the visible dimensions of reality presume away the underpinnings of what is not seen. They realize not the movement beneath their feet.
But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits (abandons) himself to You. Psalm 10:14a,b Surrendering to God is not passive resignation, fatalism, or an excuse for laziness. It is not accepting the status quo. It may mean the exact opposite: sacrificing your life in resistance to evil and injustice, or suffering in order to change what needs to be changed. Rick Warren, author, pastor
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