LORD is a God of justice
Isaiah 30:18

Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore He exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

For I will proclaim the name of the LORD; ascribe greatness to our God! "The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he. (Deuteronomy 32:3-4)

Rightly concerns Israel who have been unfaithful; but the principles apply to all: God's grace is sufficient for all (2 Cor  12:9); He is "just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus" (Romans 3:26). The world hates Him, but eventually will be required to acknowledge Him as LORD. We can ascribe greatness to Him now, in word and deed.

God's context of 7 October 2023, Israel

For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
They have said, "Come, and let us wipe the out [cut them off] from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more!"

The response of the psalmist: Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! 

It should not be surprising, although it fills all rational people with horror, the enemies of God want Israel to be eliminated. We weep alongside the Israelis and the other nationalities whose loved ones were murdered on 7 October 2023, as they mourn. Our hearts are troubled and full of sorrow. The images of the atrocities of torture, rape and slaughter disturb each of us deeply. We pray for the kidnapped, and their families; we seek from Jehovah His wisdom for the leaders of Israel. Satan’s grip on Israel’s enemies is apparent, but foretold some nearly 3 millennia ago.

Here in the time of David the godly remnant pray speaking of invading terrorists as "God’s enemies", and thus calling upon the Jehovah to deal with them. The object of these enemies is to cut Israel off from being a nation; to rid the earth of them. They remind the Lord of what He did with Israel’s former enemies and treat them likewise, so that Jehovah may become the Most High (God’s millennial Name) over all the earth. God still has this object in focus and Satan is determined to thwart it; but he will fail. Israel needs to put their faith and trust in Yeshua, their Messiah.

David L Simon [Owner of website]
Psalm 83:1-4
Posted: 05 Nov 2023