This Psalm reminds us that as men it is easy to forget God. Can’t we become so caught up in sports and/or many other things so as to forget God?
Thankfully, some of the players and even a coach in this year’s Superbowl think that Jesus is more important then winning the Superbowl:
Psalm 9 also reminds us that God is just and will hold people accountable for how they treat others. God will judge wicked oppressors and is a stronghold for the afflicted. Sadly on this Superbowl Sunday, as well as every day, some will be used and exploited by sex trafficking. So, while I will probably watch the Superbowl with my extended family, I will be praying for God’s deliverance of the oppressed and His judgement to come down upon those who exploit others throughout the year. While the wicked are still alive there is also hope that they will repent and find deliverance and salvation in Jesus Christ so that they might sing like David, “I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”
I hope you will read the whole Psalm, but I must say that I was rocked by these powerful verses:
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. Sing praises to the LORD, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds! For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted. Psalm 9:9-12 ESV
Have a blessed week, Mark