One more chapter in Psalm 83 before we move to 2 Kings for awhile.
“O God, do not remain silent;” – Psalm 83:1
Being silent is God’s M.O.
“Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind.” – Psalm 83:13
There’s never any talk of peace or nation building in the Bible. The authors pass along the impression (or bias) that all other nations are trying to kill the supposed one true nation. They don’t seek peace. Instead, they ask their god to destroy everyone else. Biblical morals?
“Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.” – Psalm 83:18
God simply has to show himself. He simply has to speak. If he does that, everyone will believe. But he doesn’t. Instead he hides behind man as if man was the one who created him. Hmm…
This was another chapter in Psalms praising God and then begging God to destroy others. Convince people a make believe god can destroy you and they will follow you with no questions asked. Religion feeds off the fears of the people.
Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 1: The Lord’s Judgment on Ahaziah
After learning about Obadiah’s vision of God wanting bloodshed and death to the innocents, we move back to the book of Psalms.
“God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the ‘gods’” – Psalm 82:1
Why does God render judgement among other gods when there are no other gods according to Christianity? What’s the point of putting the word god in quotes? There are no other gods according to the Bible.
“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” – Psalm 82:3
This is a good verse in the Bible. Yes, we should defend the weak and help the poor. But that is not the goal of mainstream Christianity today.
“Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.” – Psalm 82:8
If all of the nations are God’s inheritance, why does God kill and destroy so many of these nations?
That concludes this short chapter in the book of Psalms. Many of the verses make no sense given the rest of the Bible. The good parts are the parts Christianity today doesn’t follow, nor does the god of the Bible.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 83: A song. A psalm of Asaph.
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