Psalm 10 – God Sees You
But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless (Psalms 10:14)
God sees. He sees you in your affliction. God is well aware of everything you are suffering and the evil that has led to our fallen world. None of it is a surprise to him. But he does not just stand as a witness to evil. God will judge sin. The psalm closes with these words, God will “do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.” In other words, there will be a day when God does act, he can, and he will enact his justice, and when he does so, he will wipe out evil so that there is no more terror.
Now that sounds great! And it is. But consider this fact: according to the standard in the Bible, you and I are sinners. Maybe you have exploited someone, spoken deceitfully, or even gotten angry, which Jesus says is essentially committing murder in your heart (Matthew 5:21-22). If God were to judge us on our own merits, we would be counted with the wicked in this psalm. We would, like everyone else, be in a prime position to receive God’s judgment. But the Gospel says, “For our sake he made him be sin who knew no sin so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). In Jesus, we see a God who is not far away but near. He not only recognizes the plight of his people, but he enters into their situation by taking on human flesh. He then deals with our issues by dying on the cross for their sins. And he rises to life on the third day signifying his complete victory over sin and death. If you ever think God won’t do anything about the troubles you face, look to Jesus. Look to the cross.