Psalm – Chapter 33: Untitled

Over the last few chapters that we’ve looked into the book of Psalms, the message has been that of God, the child abuser, expressing his deep ‘love’ for his creations.  Let’s see what Psalm 33 has in store for us today.

“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.” – Psalm 33:1

But why is it fitting to praise him?  What evidence do we have that God is worthy of our praise?  A book written by men telling us to do so?  I’m sorry, but that is not evidence.

“For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” – Psalm 33:4

Faithful in all he does?  This god murdered, raped, and stated it was okay to keep slaves.  Those horrendous deeds are faithful?

“The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.” – Psalm 33:5

What God did to Job, not to mention hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of women, children, and other innocents greatly contradicts this verse.

“Let all the earth fear the Lord…” – Psalm 33:8

Once again, we learn that God’s ‘love’ requires your fear.

“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” – Psalm 33:11

We were told Jesus would return during the lifetime of the people who knew him.  That didn’t happen.  I guess the Lord’s plans are not all that ‘firm’ or all that ‘forever’.

“May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” – Psalm 33:22

Unfailing love but only if you have unfailing fear for the Lord and obey his every command, including the commands to rape, murder, and punish children for the deeds of their parents.

Psalm 33 tells us more about God’s unfailing love.  Unfortunately, we rarely see this unfailing love.  We often see the worst in the god of the Bible which is the opposite of love.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 36:  For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord.

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