Have you ever read a book that was so suspenseful that you just had to turn to the end to see what was going to happen? You just had to know if the injustice was righted or the guilty punished. When you see evil and wickedness around you does it seems like they are getting away with it, and there is no justice? We live in a world that despises God and His moral standards. People want to live out the evil in their hearts because they love their sin and despise anyone who lives righteously (John 3).
The psalmist praises the Lord here in Psalm 9 because he knows that just as God has executed judgment upon the wicked in the past, He will do so again in the future (9:17-18). The psalmist begins by giving thanks to the Lord and publicly proclaims how God in the past has judged the wicked of this world (9:1-2). Think about all the wicked nations that God has judged over the millennia that have persecuted and afflicted His people. Ancient Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union to name just a few. God does not forget His people that have been, or are being persecuted (9:12). God will use the wicked’s own schemes against them and they will ensnared and their ultimate destiny is Hell (9:17). Pray for our brethren around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. We know the ending of this story (Rev 6:10). God’s people will be vindicated and the wicked will perish (Ps 9:19-20 )