“Shall He who formed the ear not hear? or He who formed the eye not see?” Psalm 94:9
The whole Psalm 94 is a plaintive lament against injustice, arrogant leaders and evildoers perpetuating oppression. The psalmist calls for justice, that God sentence the proud to the penalties they deserve. Indeed, together with God’s people, we can pray this today with much anguish.
Charles Spurgeon wrote in his book, “The Treasury of David”- “They were blindly wicked because they dreamed of a blind God. When men believe that the eyes of God are dim, there is no reason to wonder that they give full license to their brutal passions.” Do not our leaders elected to protect us and give us justice, act as if God is deaf and blind? Instead of good for the people, they promote legalised wickedness!
Spurgeon further writes: “Must not such inhuman conduct as this provoke the Lord? Shall the tears of widows, the groans of strangers, and the blood of orphans be poured forth in vain? As surely as there is a God in heaven, He will visit those who perpetrate such crimes; though he bear long with them, he will yet take vengeance, and that speedily.” Yes, God is not blind. He is not deaf. He hears our cries. We can confess with the psalmist, “The Lord will not reject His people, He will not abandon His special possession...The Lord is my fortress; my God is a mighty rock where I can hide. God will make the sins of evil people fall back upon them. He will destroy them for their sins.” (Psalm 94:14-23)
So let us keep in faith, continue to pray, and fast. He who formed our ears can hear us, and He who formed our eyes can see every little injustice. We should keep calm and not even be angry. “Vengeance is mine,” says the Lord, “and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.” (Deuteronomy 32:35)