BITE: The Helpless Have an Advantage…

Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand;
forget not the afflicted.
  Why does the wicked renounce God
and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?
  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 10:12-14 [ESV]

Firstly, NOTHING escapes the eye of God…NOTHING. Not only does God not miss anything, He takes note of the crud we do so that He may address it with His Just Power. So, the evil one may denounce the God of the universe, but it is God to takes tally and addresses the evil of man.

I always take note of the statements in God’s word that jump out at me and in this passage that statement is “to You the helpless commits himself”. As I thought about this (without referencing commentaries or what someone else said about it) and tried to listen to what God might be telling me; it occurred to me that the helpless find it much easier to commit themselves to God because they have nowhere else to turn. For the comfy person who has access to money, food, and other human gained abilities, it is harder to commit themselves to God because they have other resources to help them. Spiritually, everyone is helpless, but those with resources find it harder to realize this deficit because their earthly needs can be managed. The helpless have one up on the wealthy in terms of dependence on God.

My takeaway is to ensure that I am not letting myself be lulled into a distance from God because He has blessed me so much. I must humble myself and acknowledge my utter need for God in all things. I am finding so much more in Psalms than I anticipated.

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