QT – Psalm 9

Vs. 1, “I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.”  David had some victories in the Lord and he rightly praised Him!  We also are reminded of God’s impending judgment upon us as we look to consequences today as well as the future Judgment Seat and Great White Throne.  Notice how David sought to seek those who needed and desired after the Lord (vs. 18).  C.S. Lewis, “The safest road to hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”  David delcared his salvation so others would turn from the road of judgment.  Will you?

Regarding application…God Does Not Forsake.  Vs 10, “Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD , have never forsaken those who seek you.” Though David is lamenting here, he really makes it a point to praise God & remember his faithfulness! Though we do not know the specific enemy, David was able to take his eyes off them & put it upon the Lord. For David knew that only God was the true righteous Judge! But more importantly, setting aside the Theology on Salvation (and its differing views)…This passage reminds of the end of Romans 8. I believe with all my heart that God will never forsake us! I live with that promise everyday and hope that I never take that for granted. My prayer for all of us as we endure the obstacles of this world, that we would never forget God will never forake us!