Through the Bible Day by Day
Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
GOD WILL NOT FORGET THE LOWLY
The malice of our foes, and especially of Satan, is powerfully described, Psa_10:1-11. Now it is the venom beneath the serpent’s tongue, Psa_10:7; now the bandit in ambush, Psa_10:8; now the lion in his den, and again the hunter snaring his unsuspecting prey, Psa_10:9. And all the while God is so quiet that it seems as if He has abdicated His throne.
Then the oppressed begin to pray, committing themselves to Him, Psa_10:12-15. May we not rise above the spirit of the Old Covenant and ask that the venomous evil which is in the heart of our foes may be exterminated, so that it leave no vestiges? And such prayer must be answered. Compare Psa_9:19 with Psa_10:16-17. True prayer begins with God and returns to Him. When He prepares the heart, Psa_9:17, He prepares the answer, which exceeds all, 1Co_2:9.