Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"The 'gods' know nothing..."

Psalm 82

 1 God presides in the great assembly;
   he renders judgment among the “gods”:

 2 “How long will you defend the unjust
   and show partiality to the wicked?
3 Defend the weak and the fatherless;
   uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy;
   deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

 5 “The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
   They walk about in darkness;
   all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

 6 “I said, ‘You are “gods”;
   you are all sons of the Most High.’
7 But you will die like mere mortals;
   you will fall like every other ruler.”

 8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
   for all the nations are your inheritance. 

When I read this Psalm, my first thought was toward the Libyan leader,  Moammar Gadhafi.  Now normally, I wouldn't give him much thought.  But with all the unrest in the  Middle East and his country is at the for front of the news right now.  He said in a speech, today, that his country wants glory and that he wants to be a marytr.  He describes the protesters in Tripoli, Libya as misguide youth that have been given drugs and money to attack the government buildings and police.   He goes on to say, "You men and women who love Gadhafi ... get out of your homes and fill the streets," he said. "Leave your homes and attack them in their lairs."

God tells us that these 'gods' know nothing.  They will die just like you and me.  They are no better than us.  Our one true God will judge them as he will judge the earth.  Pray for our brothers and sisters that are in the Middle East.

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