READ : Psalm 44:1-8, 17-26
The poet knew that God had done great things for his ancestors in the past (vv. 1-8). He certainly did great things for our spiritual ancestors as well. Consider the Protestant Reformation. Remember the great spiritual revivals.
But now things are different. It seems as if God had rejected the song writer and his people (vv. 9-16). What about us? Does the church appear to be retreating before the advance of ungodliness? I feel we see this in many areas of life.
Why is it that the church appears to be retreating on so many fronts today? It may be the sin of God’s people the lukewarmness, worldliness, and materialism. Let us examine our hearts to see if this is true of us. If so, let us repent and change our attitudes.
Let us pray earnestly for a powerful work of God in our generation. “Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love” (v. 26). Let us work diligently that God may use us to turn the tide. God is still in charge and powerful. Revivals in the past have often come when the situation seemed hopeless. Our condition is not hopeless because of the redeeming love of God.
Lord, do a great work in our day which we do not deserve. For Jesus’ sake. Amen