12 Arise, [quwm] O LORD; [Yahovah] O God, ['el] lift up [nasa'] thine hand: [yad] forget [shakach] not the humble [`anav]. [`aniy] KJV-Interlinear
12 Arise, O
Lord; O God, lift up Thy hand. Do not forget the afflicted. NASB
'Arise', is the call. Do not sit idly by and let the wicked have their way. Do not sit without action and allow their victims to continue to suffer, but 'arise', take action. Reach a conclusion and a decision as to what to do about those who practice evil in this world.
Lift up your hand, take the action warranted, execute the judgment and punishment necessary against those who are wicked and who persecute the innocent.
Here David calls on God to make the decisions necessary, to make the evaluations based on all the correct facts that God alone knows, and then act on those decisions. Note that David does not make those decisions and call for retaliation, but leaves the entire process in Gods hands.
The Lord is the personal name for the Son of God and the Savior, Jesus Christ. God is deity. Both refer to the same person. Therefore, the savior and Son are both God and man.
Only the Son, the incarnate man, has a hand to lift, but the lifting designates the taking of action.
The call is from David indicating an action which God will certainly take. Arise is a call, but it is made with the certainty that God will take this action.
There is no question as to whether God will take this action. It is certain. God has promised to remember, and He will remember those (believers) who are abused as a result of the evils of the world.
Gods remembrance is in the written word, in the plan of salvation, in the mechanism of the spiritual life, in the promise of eternal life and reward, and in the guarantee of eternity.
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