PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 10
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Do not forget the helpless.” (Psalm 10:12)
I recently reread Viktor Frankl’s account of life in Nazi concentration camps.
What the guards did to prisoners was pure evil (like the ‘wicked in this Psalm).
All of us have sin in our hearts, but not all of us give it free reign like this.
This psalm expresses the cry, and the hope, of the helpless.
Like Abel’s blood, it cries out to God, in judgment against the wicked (Genesis 4:10).
God will show mercy to the helpless and the humble, through Jesus’ blood (Hebrews 12:24).
Even the wicked can find mercy from God, if they humbly admit their crimes.
But those who reject God’s mercy and give in to this evil are under a curse.
I read this Psalm as an encouragement to the helpless that God will not forget.
I also read it as a challenge for me not to forget the helpless either.
The day of justice is coming, and only the genuinely humble will be lifted up.
Jesus is on the side of the helpless… am I; Jesus hears the cries of victims… do I?
Do I wear blinders so that I don’t see the helpless, do I shift responsibility to others?
Today I want to pay attention to see how many ‘helpless’ I meet along my way.
Lord, its good to know You do not forget the helpless. But this is not an excuse for me to forget. I was once the helpless one, and You remembered me. Help me to see, and not forget!