Psalm 5: God ignores dying children. Moral? You decide.
Psalms Part 5 of 150
For the Chief Musician, with the flutes. A Psalm by David.
Why does David have such a thing for this Chief Musician?
1 Give ear to my words, Yahweh.
Consider my meditation.
2 Listen to the voice of my cry, my King and my God;
for to you do I pray.
For what do you pray? What makes you think your wishes should come before others?
3 Yahweh, in the morning you shall hear my voice.
In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness.
Evil can’t live with you.
That is not a given. He is evil, so obviously it can.
5 The arrogant shall not stand in your sight.
You hate all workers of iniquity.
Yes, he hates. How can you love a hater?
6 You will destroy those who speak lies.
Yahweh abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
He should abhor himself then.
7 But as for me, in the abundance of your loving kindness I will come into your house.
I will bow toward your holy temple in reverence of you.
8 Lead me, Yahweh, in your righteousness because of my enemies.
Make your way straight before my face.
Even the wicked have enemies, so what makes your needs worthy of God’s attention?
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth.
Their heart is destruction.
Their throat is an open tomb.
They flatter with their tongue.
As you are doing with yours.
10 Hold them guilty, God.
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions,
for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice,
Let them always shout for joy, because you defend them.
At somebody else’s expense. Your enemies have children. What of them?
Let them also who love your name be joyful in you.
12 For you will bless the righteous.
Yahweh, you will surround him with favor as with a shield.
Favouritism. Not something a supposed deity should deal in.