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Psalm 143 opens with a bold cry for God’s help, giving a justification that we all need to be aware of. Why should God help his people? Because He is faithful and righteous (v. 1). God has a long and well documented track record of caring for those who trust Him, of rescuing them from their enemies. Those who flee to God for refuge find it (v. 9). This He does for the sake of His name (v. 11).
In essence, then, God protects His name and reputation by acting as He always has. He cares for the poor and needy. He rescues his people when they are pressed by their enemies. He shows that he is the place of refuge and safety for all who turn to Him.
Our world generally dismisses any idea that God is able to do anything good or useful. As a result, Christ’s people are often mocked when they make any assertion of the Lord’s presence or ability to intervene in bad situations. In doing so, our world identifies as the enemies of God and His people. Christians may not retaliate, but we believe that one day God will indeed vindicate His people. They are not abandoned forever. God will protect His name and integrity, showing that He is able to keep His people. He is the righteous and faithful one.
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