Psalm 74

Lamentation (community) / God and the Nations (Asaph)

            God is My Deliverance

            12 Yet God is my king from of old,

            Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.

·         It is not sinful, but oftentimes a part of our religious duty to inquire why the Lord deals thus and so with us. How else should we discover the end of the Lord in the chastisements he sends upon us? God did not condemn Job for so doing.

·         If we are compelled to close our most solemn and urgent devotions, and our most earnest supplications, without seeing one ray of light beaming upon our path, it may comfort us to remember that so the pious Psalmist closed this complaint.

·         To hope against hope is the most blessed kind of hope.