What Does Psalm 9:7 Mean?

But the LORD abides forever; He has established His throne for judgment,

Psalm 9:7(NASB)

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It has been suggested that this song of victory and thanksgiving from David, is to commemorate the defeat of Goliath, the great giant of Gath. But whatever the cause for celebration, this psalm explodes into excited ecstasy and jubilant joy, in which David looks forward to God's final triumph over all the enemies and antagonists of the people of God; that time when Christ sets up His future kingdom and all enemies are placed under His feet.

David acknowledges that God rules over all principalities and powers and that His throne of judgement is firmly established in the heavens. David rejoices to know that in God's timing and in His way, the Lord will judge the world in righteousness, give release to the poor, and comfort to those that are oppressed.

We, like David, rejoice to know that the day is coming when the Lord will avenge the blood of His people and put to flight the evil of the wicked. But sometimes we wonder why God does not work in the way that we expect, or we lose sight of His omnipotent power and never failing grace. We wonder if His arm is as quick to defend the fatherless and widows of our times as was recorded in those dim and distant days of king David.

But our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is unchanging and changeless and His righteousness abides forever. The Lord has established His throne in judgement and His sovereign authority rules over all. He shall avenge the innocent and He will administer justice for all, for He is a refuge for the oppressed and a stronghold for all who put their trust in Him.

We are not only to trust Him when the great giants of opposition and oppression are put to flight, but we are to keep on trusting Him when our faith in God is severely tried, when we are insulted and persecuted, and when others say all kinds of evil against us falsely for Christ's sake, for He is a faithful God Who does not change, He abides forever, and He has established His throne in the heavens for righteous judgement and everlasting peace.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for the great encouragement from the wonderful Word of God. How I praise You that the day is coming when You will judge the ungodly in righteousness. Help me to look to You no matter what difficulties and dangers arise in my life. May my trust in You be strengthened with every passing day, as I continue to prove Your faithfulness to the truth of Your Word. Praise God that Your Word abides forever and that You have established Your throne in righteousness and justice. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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