The story of David is not finished yet. The end is nearing as we learned in the last chapter David is preparing to die and for his son Solomon to take over. Before this happens, however, we switch back to Psalms for a few chapters.
“I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths, and did not let my enemies gloat over me.” – Psalm 30:1
Huh? I don’t know what to believe? This verse in which David thanks God for stopping his enemies or previous chapters in which David complains God isn’t stopping the enemies.
“You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.” – Psalm 30:3
That’s great, but what about all the people David and God killed? Where was there help? What about those still alive
“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime;” – Psalm 30:5
God’s anger only lasts a moment? Um. Not true. God is on record in the Bible of being a vengeful god and a god who punishes multiple generations out. Multiple generations is NOT a moment.
Yes, yes, yes. God is great and God is good. Except when he’s not. This chapter is great for David, but does nothing for the dead and the one’s God continues to punish. And this bit about low anger? Sheesh. This is a hateful, vengeful, anger filled God. Evidence? The Bible itself.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 108: A song. A psalm of David.