Chapter 68: For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. A song.

Today’s chapter is another in the book of Psalms.  Man are there a lot chapters in this book!

“May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.” – Psalm 68:1

God’s enemies were created by him.  God hardens hearts and brought evil into the world.  Evil did not exist without its introduction by God.

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” – Psalm 68:5

There would be fewer fatherless and fewer widows if God had not set the nations at war with each other.  Is war God’s way of setting up the story to say “Hey, look at me, I’m helping all the widows???”

“The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.” – Psalm 68:17

If God has all these chariots, why doesn’t he use these in battle instead of killing men and women?  Or better yet, don’t allow war to happen!

“Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.” – Psalm 68:20

Unless, of course, you are Job’s family.  They were destroyed in God’s bet with Satan.

“Scatter the nations who delight in war.” – Psalm 68:30

Already done when you hardened the hearts of the Egyptians and forced the Israelites into lands already occupied by others.

“Praise be to God!” – Psalms 68:35

No thanks.  I don’t praise those who murder innocents.

There are 100+ chapters in the book of Psalms with most praising God.  Was it necessary for this many chapters repeating the same thing over and over.  God is mighty.  God is great.  Except he’s not and the previous chapters and upcoming chapters prove this.  God brings evil into the world.  God hardens hearts.  God sets nations at war.  God kills.  God murders.  God rapes.  No, not a great god at all.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 89: A maskil of Etan the Ezrahite.

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