Psalms – Chapter 54: For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, “Is not David hiding among us?”

David’s getting a little too whiny for my taste based on his recent praising of God in Psalms.  There’s much I’d change if I was God, starting with the end of rape, murder, and needless death.  Then I’d slap David across the face and send him to his room for a time out.  J  With that out of the way it’s time to dig into Psalms 54.

“Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.” – Psalms 54:2

For crying out loud David!  God heard you!  He’s simply choosing not to answer and your continual nagging isn’t helping.  Even a good god would refuse to answer you at this point!

“Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me—people without regard for God. – Psalms 54:3

These people attacking you are not arrogant.  They are pissed off and seeking closure because you killed their friends and families in needless slaughter!

“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” – Psalms 54:4

ROFL!!!

“I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.” – Psalms 54:6

What form will this freewill offering take?  A lamb?  A bull?  An innocent child?

Psalms 54 is a very short chapter consisting of only seven verses.  I think David is getting desperate.  He continues pleading to God but God doesn’t answer, likely because God rarely, if ever, answers.  When he does answer it is typically in the form of rape or murder.  As I said above, even a good, peaceful god would be annoyed at David’s constant begging.  My advice to David, assuming the stopping of the killing is a given, is to stop calling on this useless god and get up and do something for yourself!

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 63:  A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

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  1. The desert God Jehovah stopped taking human sacrifice with the deliverance of the law. It was stopped because of the linking of Jehovah with the other Gods of the region and Jehovah didn’t want to be thought of as being like them, even though Jehovah was exactly like them and wanted to be worshipped the same as they were worshipped. Jehovah was consistently the weakest of the Gods of the region and could get little foothold in the region until he struck a chord with A Charismatic leader and businessman named Abraham. It was the amazing intelligence and abilities of the Abrahamic line of people that Jehovah used to kill off those who served more powerful Gods who opposed Jehovah.

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