Monday Psalms, Psalm 10 (9)*

O Lord, You will hear the desire of the meek; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed.

Why does the Lord hear the desire of the meek? Why does He incline His ear to hear? It seems that the meek, the lowly, the fatherless, and the oppressed possess something that is more difficult for the lofty, the haughty, the rich, and the mighty. Humility. In their cry to the Lord, they praise–and beg–from their nothingness, hoping not to be forgotten. Those with much sometimes more easily give praise for what they’ve received and simply beg for more. When, however, we all, even the rich and the powerful, praise and beg from the same humility as those who have little, assuredly the Lord will incline His ear. He will not forget.

Greg McGee, “Never Forget,” Ink on paper
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*Author’s note:
The numbering of the Psalms I am using is from the Revised Standard Version Bible, which is derived from the Hebrew Bible. The translation and Psalm numbering vary from those that are derived from the Greek Bible beginning with Psalm 10. Where that numbering varies, I will provide the alternate version numbering in parenthesis.

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