Psalm 7: To the religious, a crime commited in God’s name is not a crime.
Psalms Part 7 of 150
A meditation by David, which he sang to Yahweh, concerning the words of Cush, the Benjamite.
1 Yahweh, my God, I take refuge in you.
Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
If you were a better person to begin with you wouldn’t have so many pursuing you.
2 lest they tear apart my soul like a lion,
ripping it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 Yahweh, my God, if I have done this,
if there is iniquity in my hands,
4 if I have rewarded evil to him who was at peace with me
(yes, if I have delivered him who without cause was my adversary),
5 let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it;
yes, let him tread my life down to the earth,
and lay my glory in the dust.
Count the battles you initiated. That would be a good starting point for figuring out why you have so many enemies.
6 Arise, Yahweh, in your anger.
Lift up yourself against the rage of my adversaries.
Awake for me. You have commanded judgment.
7 Let the congregation of the peoples surround you.
Rule over them on high.
8 Yahweh administers judgment to the peoples.
Judge me, Yahweh, according to my righteousness,
and to my integrity that is in me.
Righteousness according to the bible is not the righteousness of truly moral people. How can the people who carry out the evil asked of them by their god be considered moral or righteous?
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous;
their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.
Sorry, we don’t have one of those.
10 My shield is with God,
who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
yes, a God who has indignation every day.
Indignation would and should not be considered a good thing. Especially for a supposed god.
12 If a man doesn’t relent, he will sharpen his sword;
he has bent and strung his bow.
13 He has also prepared for himself the instruments of death.
He makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 Behold, he travails with iniquity.
Yes, he has conceived mischief,
and brought forth falsehood.
15 He has dug a hole,
and has fallen into the pit which he made.
If only God really did punish the wicked, he might have even more followers but too many good people die at the hands of God’s evil followers. If God is the creator of everything then evil has to be laid at his feet as well.
16 The trouble he causes shall return to his own head.
His violence shall come down on the crown of his own head.
Then why are so many priests getting away with child molestation? How can they claim to be the Lord’s Shepherds when they drink alcohol, gamble, smoke cigarettes, fornicate, rape etc?
17 I will give thanks to Yahweh according to his righteousness,
He should get no thanks at all.
and will sing praise to the name of Yahweh Most High.
Then you rejoicing in evil incarnate. You become as much a part of the problem as God when you put him on a pedestal to be worshiped.