Wednesday, July 03, 2019

A psalm for today

Psa. 94:4    They spew arrogant words;
all the evildoers are bragging.
5 They crush your own people, LORD!
They abuse your very own possession.
6 They kill widows and immigrants;
they murder orphans,
7 saying all the while,
“The LORD can’t see it;
Jacob’s God doesn’t know
what’s going on!”

Psa. 94:8    You ignorant people better learn quickly.
You fools—
when will you get some sense?
9 The one who made the ear,
can’t he hear?
The one who formed the eye,
can’t he see?
10 The one who disciplines nations,
can’t he punish?
The one who teaches humans,
doesn’t he know?f
11 The LORD does indeed
know human thoughts,
knows that they are nothing
but a puff of air.

Psa. 94:16    Who will stand up for me
against the wicked?
Who will help me against evildoers?

Psa. 94:20    Can a wicked ruler be your ally;
one who wreaks havoc
by means of the law?
21 The wicked gang up
against the lives of the righteous.
They condemn innocent blood.
22 But the LORD is my fortress;
my God is my rock of refuge.
23 He will repay them
for their wickedness,
completely destroy them
because of their evil.
Yes, the LORD our God
will completely destroy them.

<idle musing>
Let those who have ears to hear. . .
</idle musing>

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