I’m still working through various chapters of Psalms. Let’s jump directly into Psalms 34.
“Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.” – Psalms 34:3
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” – Psalms 34:4
That’s great for you, David, but what about those he raped, enslaved, and killed?
“This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.” – Psalms 34:6
Anecdotal evidence is not evidence for a god.
“Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.” – Psalms 34:9
Fear is used to control, NOT love.
“…but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.” – Psalms 34:16
So the Lord is against himself?
“The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.” – Psalms 34:22
No he doesn’t. We’ve seen evidence of this over and over and over in the Bible. Look at Job. Job was God’s servant but God punished Job severely.
David is wrong in so many ways in Psalms 34 and the Bible itself backs me up. God is not good. God kills. God destroys. And it’s not just the wicked. God kills good, innocent people all the time. And the fear thing? Come on! You are seriously going to bow down to a being that demands you fear him? Someone who truly rules with love does so unconditionally. Your fear should not be required to receive love.
Coming Soon: Psalms – Chapter 52: For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.”