Thursday, December 5, 2013

God’s Message to Rulers

Psalm 82:1-8
1 A psalm of Asaph. God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment among the "gods": 2 "How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. 4 Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. 5 "They 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 men; you will fall like every other ruler." 8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance. NIV
Asaph the Psalmist wrote that wicked rulers will perish just like the men they have persecuted.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is still in charge and will defend the cause of the weak (including babies that have been aborted) and the needy from the hand of the wicked rulers.

Asaph cites the blindness to truth (darkness) of the wicked; especially those who act as if they are “gods” themselves, beholden to no man, making their own rules and then breaking even them.