The Praiseworthiness of Jehovah

     Like a beautiful diamond the praiseworthiness of Jehovah has many wondrous facets.  Each radiant facet is glorious in its own unique and special way.  When David penned Psalm 9, his praise of Jehovah was focused upon three of the manifold reasons for Jehovah’s praiseworthiness.

     First, David’s praises sounded forth because of Jehovah’s personal deliverance of him from the unrighteous.  “When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at Thy presence.  For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sat in the throne judging right. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, Thou hast destroyed the wicked, Thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them” (verses 3-6).  The triumph of good over evil is not a fairy tale or the hypothesis of spiritual speculation.  It is the vibrant recurring theme in human history, because the great I AM repeatedly demonstrated the truth that His consummate ability to deliver the righteous out of the hands of the unrighteous never diminishes.

     Second, David’s praises sounded forth because of Jehovah’s sovereign righteousness and judgment of evil and wickedness.  “But the Lord shall endure forever: He hath prepared His throne for judgment.  And He shall judge the world in righteousness, He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness” (verses 7-8).  The triumph of good over evil is more than a recurring theme in human history; it will be the final act and fact of history.  The Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels and every cause and effect of evil shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power (2nd Thessalonians 1:7-9).

     Third, David’s praises sounded forth because of Jehovah’s impregnable protection of and continuous faithfulness to those who diligently seek Him.  “The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee: for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee” (verses 9-10). 

     God is, and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).  God said it; that settles it; let’s believe it.

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