Today’s chapter in Psalms continues the theme we’ve seen over the last few chapters. God is great and delivers rewards to those who praise him without question. Except a simple look around shows that is not true. Many praise God unconditionally but are not rewarded. In many cases they are punished.
“Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.’” – Psalm 66:3
Yes, let’s watch all of those dying of deadly diseases, including children, cringe before God. Disgusting.
“Come and see what God has done, is awesome deeds for mankind!” – Psalm 66:5
The awesome deeds of murder, rape, destruction, and bloody war.
“He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot—come, let us rejoice in him.” – Psalm 66:6
We are to rejoice a severe drought that kills thousands?
“…he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.” – Psalm 66:9
Except, of course, those he didn’t preserve and killed instead.
“You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.” – Psalm 66:12
God loves you. He brought you abundance, but only after delivering you great pain and anguish and killing many of those you love.
“Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!” – Psalm 66:20
Great. God answered David’s prayer but ignored all of the prayers of those he killed and continues to kill. This god of the Bible truly loves you. LOL!
What a joke of a chapter. God is great. Praise God. God loves you. These are meaningless words as they are immediately refuted by looking at the world around us and looking at the previous verses in the Bible which make it clear this is not a loving god. This is not a god to be worshipped. This is an evil god who murders.
Coming Soon: Psalms – Chapter 67: For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.