The Good Old Days
Ps 44:1-3 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old: you with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, but them you set free; for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. The authors, Levites who served the priests but themselves were not actually priests, remember and glorify and praise the awesome wonder, authority, and power of YHWH for the wondrous things He’s done for their forefathers. They recognized it wasn’t by their own power that great things were done, but by the Hand of God Himself. The authors understood personal humbling before YHWH particularly well since their own family had suffered great loss for defying the authority of God (Nu 16).