Psalm 58 in The Message reads like an advertisement against political commercials playing on the television right now. It is all about who is the biggest liar and cheat. Seriously, I wonder if they think that we want ANY of them in charge at this point.
“Is this any way to run a country?” is my question as well.
It is hard to celebrate- hard to see under the deception of lies and subterfuge.
Hard to even choose to vote.
God warned Israel about the hardship of having a king to rule over them.(I Samuel 8: 1-22)
Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and their crew threw off the yoke of kingship to bring us freedom.
And here we are watching the “leaders” of our world wallowing about -crawling “from the wrong side of the cradle” .
Sometimes the Psalms seem to be so imprecatory and blood thirsty that we turn away and find one that is more fitting to soothe our senses. But I stopped here today and stayed to contemplate the violence. I read past the description and the curses and ended up at the celebration.
Because someday, hopefully soon, God WILL step in and say “ENOUGH!”
And then we will see the real King on the throne.
Even so, Come, Lord Jesus!