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Ps. 82 speaks to all of us as judges of the people and world around us, although Asaph was directing this teaching/exhortation psalm toward the leadership of his day. He does not speak in "dark sayings", but plainly in words easily understood by even the "hard of hearing". Here is a straight forward example of a psalm that is not a direct expression of praise and worship to Jehovah, but uplifts His standards and holds His people accountable for their words and/or actions. No doubt, Asaph was responding to the bribery, unbridled sexuality, greed, and outright lawlessness he saw around him in both the culture and the church of his day. Such sin, he knew, dishonored Jehovah and belittled what He has called holy... Asaph's words and admonitions ring just as loud and true today....
Jesus submitted himself to unjust religious trials, on the path to the cross, in order to rescue wretched sinners like you and me.
One of the strangest turn abouts in all of human history is creation placing their maker on trial injustice.
When Nothing Seems Fair
When’s the last time you either saw something or read something that made you say, “That’s not fair! That’s not right!” Ecclesiastes 8:1-17 gives us wisdom for how to live in an unjust world. It teaches us to fear God, who is the righteous Judge of all things.
How do we respond when we hear cries of injustice? Ambivalence? Blame someone else? Or repentance? When injustice cries out we need to both confront confront the oppressors, and we need to confront ourselves. Rarely does anyone stand totally innocent. How should we respond when someone points it out? And how can we model generous justice for others?
God warns the Israelites concerning the Day of the Lord. They had expected deliverance and honour but God says it will be a day of destruction and darkness because of their sin.He attacks then for their religious formalism and injustice that was rampant in their society. We need to beware that we do not fall into the same sins. Are we prepared for the Day of the Lord?