Psalms 106 was a doozy. If the authors’ goal of the chapter was to show how ridiculous the Bible is, well, mission accomplished. Today we dive into Psalms 107.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – Psalms 107:1
Sorry, but I don’t give thanks to a deity that demands you murder and rape in his name and demands you fear him always.
“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.” – Psalms 107:6
Unfortunately, the survival of a few does not outweigh the death of thousands to millions.
“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,…” – Psalms 107:8
Tell this to children dying of horrible diseases.
“He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.” – Psalms 107:14
Sorry, but you do not get credit for stepping in to stop the very thing you started.
“He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” – Psalms 107:29
A storm coming and going is not evidence of a god.
“He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground…” – Psalms 107:33
This is not evidence of a god. This is evidence of manmade climate change.
“Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord.” – Psalms 107:43
This, and similar verses, sound nice and loving until you remember the parts of the Bible in which God demands armies be risen to murder and destroy the land.
Psalms 107 is another interesting chapter in that it tells us that God is wonderful and has saved everyone who asks and seeks him. Yet we know this is not true. First, according to the Bible, people are only in need of saving because God has caused them distress. Second, most who seek help from God never receive it. This chapter caters to those who praised God and by sheer coincidence were healed.
Coming Soon: 2 Samuel – Chapter 5:11-25 – David Conquers Jerusalem