An oracle of a prophet desperate for God’s deliverance from utter destruction.


  • The prophet feels hopeless, because God seems to do nothing about iniquity and wrongdoing
    • destruction
    • violence
    • strife
    • contention
  • “So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.”
    • What an intriguing verse–the law was paralyzed (ineffective), because justice failed to exist.


  • What type of culture is the law stale and ineffective? A culture “who own might is their god!”


  • Rejoice in the LORD
    • the God of my salvation
    • God who is my strength
    • God who
      • “makes my feet like the deer’s”
      • “makes me tread on my high places”

Ultimately, salvation rests in LORD, the God of my salvation. Injustice and lawlessness may be “paralyzed,” but my deliverance is in Christ.


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