Daily Devotions


Day 68

"He does not forget the cry of the humble."

Day 68 – Psalm 9

“He does not forget the cry of the humble.” Psalm 9:12


We have all “taken breaks”. But have you ever taken a “praise break”? The following text may be called “a praise break”. (The psalmist David began Psalm 9 with a determination to sing praises to God. Half-way through the psalm he seems to pause to give praise to God. I call this “a praise-break”.)

“Sing praises to the LORD, who dwell in Zion!
Declare His deeds among the people.
When He avenges blood, He remembers them;
He does not forget the cry of the humble.”
Psalm 9:11-12

1. It is good to take praise-breaks

a) It refreshes the soul.
b) It regains a proper perspective of God’s sovereignty.

2. Reasons for praise-breaks!

a) The deeds of God are wonderful things that should cause us to praise him.
i) God as a Just Judge.
ii) God as a Refuge for the oppressed.
b) He avenges blood
i) Against the wicked.
ii) For the oppressed innocent.
c) He remembers them… He does not forget the cry of the humble.
i) God is mindful of the plight of the oppressed.
ii) The cry of the humble would never be set aside.
iii) He will not forget those who have placed their trust in Him.

3. The people who should practise praise-breaks:-

a) Those who dwell in Zion.
i) Literally (those who live in Jerusalem)
ii) Figuratively (those who are close to God)
b) A great challenge to make known the righteous deeds of God.