After a few chapters in 2 Samuel in which we learned of even more reasons God is evil, we move back to the book of Psalms, starting with chapter 5 today.
“For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.” – Psalm 5:4
God isn’t pleased with wickedness? Are you sure? Read Isaiah 45:7. God is the one who CREATED evil! We learned in a previous chapter of Psalms that God made babies wicked! Psalms specifically told us those who are wicked are born wicked! This is a god who loves evil because he IS evil!
“The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, Lord, detest.” – Psalm 5:6
So the Lord detests itself? No one is more bloodthirsty than the Lord.
“Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice.” – Psalm 5:9
If their hearts are filled with malice, blame God. God is the one who brought evil into this world. God is the one who hardens hearts. Evil exists because of God.
“Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.” – Psalm 5:10
Says David, who has raped and murdered tens to hundreds of thousands of people.
“Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” – Psalm 5:12
David should talk to Job on this one. 😊
This concludes Psalm 5. David describes God in a way that is the exact opposite of who God is and what God has done to this world. All assuming, of course, a god even exists. If a god does exist and it is the god of the Bible, then it is a VERY evil god.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 38: A psalm of David. A petition.