We just finished a few chapters in which David’s conquests (murders) are celebrated. Now we move back to the book of Psalms for a few days, starting with Psalm 20.
“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” – Psalm 20:4
Even Christians know this isn’t true, unless of course, you apply the ‘God works in mysterious ways’ argument.
“May the Lord grant all your requests.” – Psalm 20:5
Let me get this straight. God grants requests when it comes to war, but ignores the child dying of bone cancer?
“The Lord gives victory to his anointed.” – Psalm 20:6
Who is anointed? The warmongers such as David, but not the kids dying of bone cancer.
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” – Psalm 20:7
A strong argument can be made that chariots and horses are more trustworthy than the god of the Bible. This is the same god that killed all but seven of his human creations in a flood! Is this really a being to be trusted?
So what did we learn in Psalm 20? Apparently God is great, but he seems to only answer calls that relate to war and bloodshed. On other matters he remains silent.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 65: For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.