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
Today we take a detour back into the book of Psalms.
“Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness” – Psalms 72:1
Yes, the righteousness of owning slaves.
“May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy;” – Psalms 72:4
Solomon is building walls and roads of silver and gold. This doesn’t save the children of the needy.
“May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust.” – Psalms 72:9
What have these ‘enemies’ done? The Bible never tells us. They are conveniently enemies God needs to satisfy the blood lust.
“He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.” – Psalms 72:13
This is called voting against your own bests interests as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
Does anyone really believe Solomon will do any of this? If so, I have some homeopathic remedies to sell you. 😊
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 119:89-176 – Untitled
Psalm 119 is so long (176 verses) that it is divided into two days of reading in the “Read the Bible in 365” guide I follow. So today we have the first 88 verses in Psalm 119.
“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.” – Psalm 119:1
We are only one verse in and there is already a contradiction with Christianity. Christians believe that NONE are blameless. We are all born with sin they say.
“How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.” – Psalm 119:9
Don’t masturbate. God has killed those who masturbate.
“Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.” – Psalm 119:39
Does this include the law of not sacrificing animals with damaged testicles? You consider this a good law?
“Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.” – Psalm 119:66
God killed a man for spilling his seed on the ground. God is not where you go if you seek advice on good judgement.
I was very selective in picking verses for this discussion since much of what was said is a repeat of what we’ve already discussed in the book of Psalms. This chapter is a list of men who seek help from God. They say over and over they are faithful but others are not. They beg for God to save them. Blah, blah, blah.
Coming Soon: 1 Kings – Chapter 3: Solomon Asks for Wisdom
Psalms is a ridiculously long story of sucking up to God. We’re getting closer to discussing all chapters, but we’re not quite there yet. Today we have chapter 94.
“The Lord is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.” – Psalm 94:1
How is it possible for a supposedly perfect being to think revenge is good and just?
“They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.” – Psalm 94:6
This sounds like a description of God.
“The Lord knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.” – Psalm 94:11
God knows ALL human plans, yet allows the innocent to be raped and murdered? That’s the very definition of an accomplice.
“For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.” – Psalm 94:14
LOL! What a joke! He’s rejected his people continuously. The Israelites continue to suffer.
This chapter is a great example of “do as I say, but not as I do.” A perfect god does not rape or murder. Therefore God is not perfect or he doesn’t exist. Hmmm.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 119:1-88