GOD WILL DEAL WITH THE WICKED
The Book of Psalms is not in chronological order. Each Psalm can be written in a different time of history. Some Psalms are written by David, Asaph, Korah, and other Psalm writers that the Lord used to compose certain Psalms. Each Psalm is independent and not necessarily connected to the previous or next Psalm. For example, Psalm 2 is not the continuation of Psalm 1. We must think that each Psalm is a song written to express emotional feelings, faith, deliverance, sorrow, sin, forgiveness, or praise. King David is good at using songs to comfort himself, and he is good at writing songs or Psalms. So, he expressed his thoughts and emotions when he was going through difficult situations by writing Psalms. God then used David's talents and skills to write some of the Psalms we see in our Bible. Psalm 10 is one of the Psalms that do not have a clear author. Many Bible scholars think that King David wrote Psalm 10, but we are unsure because it does not mention who the writer is.
Psalm 10 talks about how the wicked arrogantly mistreat those in need. The wicked are full of cursing, lies, and threats. They murder innocent people and take advantage of the helpless victims. They are like lions crouched in hiding, ready to pounce on the helpless. They are too proud to seek God and seem to think that God is dead, yet they succeed in everything they do. Other wicked think that God isn't watching them, and He has closed His eyes and won't even see what they do. However, the Psalmist prayed that God would destroy them. He prayed that God would comfort the needy and avenge their situations. The Psalmist prayed, "Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so mere people can no longer terrify them (Psalm 10:17-18)."
It seems the wicked of this world are prospering and succeeding, but God will judge the wicked in His timing. Let us not lose heart or be discouraged when we see the wicked prosper because there will be a day that God will deal with them. We must continue to trust God and help those in need. Pray for the wicked to surrender their lives to God and be saved.
Ask yourself these questions for application: (Think through these questions carefully and meditate on them while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speaks to you). What will God do to the wicked in the end? What does God want me to do with those who are in need? What did God promise to those who are helpless?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, there is so much suffering in this world because of what the wicked do to innocent people. Many left their homes and countries to seek safety for their families. The wicked seem free to do whatever they want with no consequences. But I believe in your justice, my Lord God. I pray that you will rescue the innocent and save the wicked from their sins so that they will change and be saved. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.