Focus Verse: I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” (12)
The psalmist, Asaph, is in much distress. He is crying out to God for help, but God is not comforting him. Doubt has filled Asaph’s mind and he wonders if the Lord has rejected him and his people forever. Has the favor and unfailing love of the Lord disappeared? Has God forgotten His promise? Amid uncertainty, Asaph determines to remember the goodness of God. He sets his mind to meditate on the past miracles and mighty deeds of the Lord.
Focus Verse: So the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. (6)
How will the next generation know to put their trust in God if they are not told about His deeds? How will they know to obey Him if they are not told His commands? Since we have seen the works of the Lord and since we have experienced His goodness, it is our duty to let those who come after us know about God’s power and might.
Focus Verse: When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. (9)
Those who were martyred because they refused to deny Jesus the Christ and refused to renounce their faith, have not died in vain. Yet verse 11 tells us that they will not be the only ones to die because of the Word of God, many more Christians will also be killed in the future because of the testimony they maintain. Their faithfulness unto death is not overlooked. God will reward them, judge those who killed them, and avenge their death.