This resonates with the conservative in me. After all, it feels like we, as a nation, ignore God. Violence. Corruption. Our obsession with sex and the resultant promiscuity.
But when you look at the context of Psalm 9, the characteristics of a godly nation become apparent:
Verse 4 - "from your throne you have judged the world with fairness."
Verse 8 - "he will rule the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness."
Verse 9 - "the Lord is a shelter of the oppressed."
Verse 12 - "For he who avenges murder cares about the helpless."
Verse 16 - "The Lord is known for his justice."
Verse 18 - "But the needy will not be ignored."
Verse 18 - "The hopes of the poor will not be crushed."
Reasonable people can argue all day long about what constitutes fairness, or how justice is administered. And reasonable people can come to reasonably different solutions.
But, if we are serious about being God's people, shouldn't we at least be having the conversation?