This is it, the last chapter of Psalms. Although, as I said in the last post, in an attempt to discuss each chapter in chronological order, there are a few chapters in Psalms I’ve skipped and have to come back to later. Will the last chapter of Psalms impart us with immense wisdom? Fingers crossed!
“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:1
This start doesn’t give me much hope for great wisdom!
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:6
Again, nope. I will not praise a being, even if real, that demands I fear it. Not worthy of mine or anyone’s worship.
And that concludes this chapter. Psalms did not end with a bang. Instead it ended with more pleas to praise God. If God is all powerful, why does he need a book that pleas and begs he be praised? Can’t he just make it happen? Hmm.
Coming Soon: 1 Kings – Chapter 9: The Lord Appears to Solomon
This is the second to last chapter in the book of Psalms, but don’t get too excited as I wasn’t discussing them in order. Although we’ve covered much of Psalms already, there are a few more chapters I’ll be coming back to later, based on chronology. Let’s jump right in to today’s chapter.
“For the Lord takes delight in his people;” – Psalm 149:4
Does he though? He kills an awful lot of them to think he takes delight in them.
“to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples” – Psalm 149:7
How Christian of them. Sigh. A book that too many people use as a way to live, or at least they say is a way to live is nothing but nice. It is filled with bloodlust. The people near you aren’t worshipping correctly? KILL THEM! It’s always kill and harm in the Bible. Never peace.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 150: Untitled
Our trek through the book of Psalms continues today with Psalm 147.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3
Does he? He allows, rape, slavery, and slaughter of babies, so bear with me when I’m skeptical he heals and binds wounds.
“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” – Psalm 147:4
There are billions of galaxies each with billions of stars and god has named all of them? Nope. He hasn’t.
“Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” – Psalm 147:5
Agreed. He kills babies which is incomprehensible.
“He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.” – Psalm 147:9
And then slaughters tens of thousands of them at once to satisfy his bloodlust.
“the Lord delights in those who fear him…” – Psalm 147:11
Disgusting. One who delights in the fears of others is a horrible person, or in this case, a horrible god.
“He hurls down his hail like pebbles.” – Psalm 147:17
Is this how God heals the wounded? By raining down pebbles of icy death?
What an odd chapter, but not even close to the oddest chapter in the Bible which says a lot about this book.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 148: Untitled
We continue our journey through the book of Psalms today, taking a close looking at Psalm 146.
“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 146:1
Why? Give me a good reason and I will.
“Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.” – Psalm 146:3
Police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, first responders, and many other human beings, have saved far, far more people than God.
“He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.” – Psalm 146:7
Does he? 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles told us the story of how God had tens of thousands (or was it hundreds of thousands) of livestock sacrificed by burning during the temple dedication. And by burned, these animals were not grilled for eating. They were simply burned into ash because God loves the smell of burning flesh.
“… the Lord loves the righteous.” – Psalm 146:8
Job, “the most righteous” man, argues otherwise.
“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 146:10
Again, no thanks.
That concludes Psalm 146, another chapter in which we are told to praise God, but are given no good reason to.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 147: Untitled
Today we continue in the book of Psalms with Psalm 134, a very short chapter.
“Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord who minister by night in the house of the Lord. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord. May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.” – Psalm 134:1-3
That’s the chapter in its entirety. Praise the Lord. He loves you. Yes, he kills babies, but I’m sure he loves you. 🙂
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 146: Untitled
Today we take a quick break from 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles and move back to the book of Psalms.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1
If by love you mean jealous and easy to anger, then sure, his love endures forever.
“to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:10
Yay!!! God killed a baby! He loves us and his love endures forever. WTF?!?!?
The phrase “his love endures forever” is stated in EVERY SINGLE VERSE in this chapter! LOL! Dear Christians…repeating it over and over doesn’t make it true. It just makes it more ridiculous. A god who kills babies doesn’t love you and never will.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 134: A song of ascents.
A couple of weeks ago I discussed the first half of Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible. Today we look at the second half.
“Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.” – Psalm 119:91
There were some awful laws Moses brought down from the mountain. The fact they still serve in the time of Solomon shows the awfulness of the god of the Bible.
“Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.” – Psalm 119:97
This guy needs a hobby.
“I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.” – Psalm 119:131
Um…you’re panting while waiting for God’s commands? Again…get a hobby.
“Your compassion, Lord, is great; preserve my life according to your laws.” – Psalm 119:156
A god who allows the rape and murder of women and children has no compassion.
“Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.” – Psalm 119:164
Seriously, how hard is it to find a hobby?!?!
That concludes Psalm 119 and it was a whole lot of nothing! These people really need hobbies!!! That was my conclusion after reading 176 verses in a single chapter!
Coming Soon: Song of Songs – Chapter 1: Solomon’s Song of Songs