Looking at Psalm 9 there is repeated mention of judgment. Although the psalmist gives much praise to God, he soon turns back to God’s treatment of the wicked. Verse 3 tells us ”my enemies stumble and perish before You,’ verse 5 ‘You have destroyed the wicked,’ and verse 6 ‘endless ruin has overturned the enemy.’ The warnings are numerous and deadly. The psalmist says even the memory of the wicked has perished.
As we look at the world today, we wonder where justice is, but we know that it will come at the right time. Verse 18 tells us ‘the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.’ We only need to remember that it is God’s timing not ours.