More Psalms. Today we look at chapter 144.
“He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.” – Psalm 144:2
Who subdues people under me? Or do you mean hardens the hearts of others thereby forcing them to be attacked by you? Remember, if it wasn’t for God hardening the hearts of the Egyptians, NONE of this ever happens.
“Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?” – Psalm 144:3
Well, for starters these mere mortals are more moral than God.
“Part your heavens, Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.” – Psalm 144:5
Yes, please come down and show yourself. I’m not being sarcastic when I say this. If there is a god, then come down and prove yourself. I’m not against a creator god, but there must be some evidence, and a god who creates could easily provide that evidence.
“From the deadly sword deliver me; rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.” – Psalm 144:10-11
Verses such as this one are too commonly used today to discriminate and hate anyone who is not like them. The only evidence in the Bible we have of ‘foreigners’ causing harm are those whose hearts were hardened by God.
“Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields; our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.” – Psalm 144:12-14
For fuck’s sake, could the Bible possibly hate on foreigners more? David is blaming all of his and his people’s will against those outside the borders. Not that different from say, the current President of the U.S. Maybe David should take a close inner look and realize that HE is the problem, not foreigners.
This concludes Psalm 144. A lot of hate and anger directed at those outside the borders of the land David currently occupies. This further shows the Bible is not a book of love. It is a book that tries to teach you to hate anyone note like you. The Bible is a book of hate.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 145: A psalm of praise. Of David.