Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?Psalm 10
1. The cry of Jehovah and what causeth it (Psalm 10:1-2)
2. That wicked one (Psalm 10:3-11)
3. Prayer for divine Intervention: Faith’s Vision (Psalm 10:12-18)
Psalm 10:1-2. Here is a renewed cry to Jehovah and why? Because the wicked in his pride persecutes the poor. The wicked is that coming man of sin.
Psalm 10:3-11. That persecutor of the saints of God is now prophetically revealed in his arrogant pride, defiance of God and oppression of the poor and needy. Such will be the character of the beast out of the earth, the man of sin and son of perdition (2Thessalonians 2:1-17). We shall get other photographs of the same person in other Psalms.
Psalm 10:12-18. Significant prayers these. And they will be prayed by that future remnant. Arise--lift up Thy hand--forget not-Thou hast seen it--break Thou the arm of the wicked! And then faith seeth the answer. “The LORD is King forever and ever.” The prayer of the humble has been heard. The man of the earth no more oppresseth.