Psalm 74:18-20 – Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy scoffs, and a foolish people reviles your name. Do not deliver the souls of your dove to the wild beasts; do not forget the life of the poor forever. Have regard for the covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

Here the Psalmist is is describing his feelings as he reminds God what the enemy is doing and why God should act. The evil one and his workers scoff at God and fools rail against God. The Psalmist asks for protection from the wild lawless people acting like beasts and not to forget the poor any longer. Then he asks God to protect and respect the covenant as there are dark place and violence throughout the land.

Application –
All I have to do I read a current newspaper article to see that there are many authors writing with an agenda against God. The aim of many articles and media platforms is discourse aimed at removing God from the public square. Their worldview is totally secular and does not view God as the author and creator of life. There are very dark places in our land where children are taught opposed to God’s natural order. Violence against the most vulnerable among us is masked as a right to healthcare. God has not and will not forget His people, but we need to turn, seek him in repentance to heal our land. There is the new covenant which God in grace and love placed of the highest value by sending his own Son to pay for our sin so we can have everlasting life with Him.

Prayer –
Thank you for the truth in your word, your love and grace for us in sending Jesus as our savior and redeemer. Let the power of the Spirit give me strength, courage, wisdom and discernment to stand in your truth versus evil. Give me urgency and the right things to say and do to share your gospel in a loving winsome way to glorify you