Worship for the Psalmists meant acknowledging physical and spiritual realities. King David shares his insight developed over years of rather dramatic first-hand experiences. He knew God. Another unknown worshiper wrote Psalm 94 petitioning the Lord to avenge His people. Go get um Lord, finish um off, was in the heart of worshipers looking for relief. “Lord, God of vengeance,
God of vengeance, shine forth!
Rise up, Judge of the earth,
Pay back retribution to the proud.
How long, Lord, shall the wicked—
How long shall the wicked triumph?” (Psalm 94:1-3 NASB)
It’s also a prophetic wakeup call to anyone who might be sleeping. “Pay attention, you stupid ones among the people; And when will you understand, foolish ones? (Vs.8)
“Blessed is the man whom You discipline, Lord (Yah),
And whom You teach from Your Law,
So that You may grant him relief from the days of adversity,
Until a pit is dug for the wicked.
For the Lord will not abandon His people,
Nor will He abandon His inheritance.
For judgment will again be righteous,
And all the upright in heart will follow it.“ (Psalm 94:12-15 NASB)
Revenge against the oppressors of His people was sung as prophesy. Soon people will taste the fruit of their doing. “He has brought back their injustice upon them, And He will destroy them in their evil. The Lord our God will destroy them.” (Vs. 23)