Tag Archive | judgment

Psalm 82

God presides. He’s in charge. He rules. He judges.

God wants to know why we’re defending the unjust, showing partiality to the wicked. We should be defending the weak and fatherless, maintaining the rights of the poor and the oppressed, rescuing the weak and needy, delivering them from the hand of the wicked.

The poor know nothing, understand nothing. They walk in darkness.

God rates us as His sons and daughters, but we will die and fall like the wicked if we don’t change our ways and take care of those we should.

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Psalm 76

God is known in the country.  He dwells there.  He ended war by breaking all the weapons. 

God is the brightest, most beautiful light.  More majestic than the most bountiful forest preserve. 

The best warriors have been struck down. 

No one can last when God is their enemy. 

Everyone is quiet when God pronounces judgment, when He makes His move to save the afflicted. 

Make vows to God and fulfill them.  Bring gifts to God.  He makes the world a safe place to live. 

Psalm 58

Do you speak justice?
Do you speak righteousness?
Are you fair?
Do you plan on how to get ahead at the expense of others?

Like a snake that doesn’t hear the charmer, the wicked do not hear God.

Punishment of the wicked:
The lion will lose its fangs
Like water, they’ll flow away.
Their arrows will be blunt.
The snail will melt away.
The child will be stillborn.

The reward of the righteous:
Gladness.
They will be avenged.
They will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.
All men will know that God judges fairly.