Vs 1 God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered …
Vs 2 As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!
Vs 3 But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God;
they shall be jubilant with joy!
Vs 5 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
vs 6 God settles the solitary in a home…
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
Vs 10 your flock found a dwelling in your goodness,
O God, you provided for the needy.
Vs 11 The Lord gives the word …
vs 14 the Almighty scatters kings …
Vs 19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah
VS 28 Summon your power, O God,
the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.
Vs 34 Ascribe power to God …
VS 35 Awesome is God from his sanctuary;
the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people.
Blessed be God!
A psalm about Judgement and Justice,
But more importantly about where that judgment and justice are rooted …
Power and Goodness … the power and goodness of the almighty God!
Some will suffer for it.
Some will celebrate it.
We should plea for all to welcome it!
This is a rare time in history where “judgement” is seen as a terrible thing.
Throughout history a good and right judge would have been pleaded for by people.
Why? Because it would have meant justice.
And there can be no justice without judgement.
History is a long story of the powerful dominating and defeating the powerless.
Corruption, authoritarians, and warlords have ruled throughout time.
The dominated and defeated would have begged for a good and righteous judge.
It says something about how comfortable our times are that judgement is scorned.
Or, perhaps, it says something about how guilty our times are.
Who does not welcome a righteous judge? … The guilty!
But with the One True God, I can welcome His Judgement.
Because of His Good Power … with His Judgement, come Justice.
Justice, however, not because I am innocent, but because God is good.
And I have “found a dwelling in His goodness”.
And it is “the Lord who daily bears me up”.
“God is my salvation” … not me!
So, I can “be glad” … and “exult before God” and “be jubilant with joy” …
Because God has “worked His power and strength for me”!
God merely “gives a word” and then “his sanctuary” becomes my “holy habitation”!
Blessed be God!
Thank you, God, for your Word.
Thank you, God, for your Judgement and Justice.
Thank you that you are Good
Help me prayer for and invite others into your goodness
In Jesus name