Psalm 25: Shame, shame, shame! – Gomer Pyle
Psalms Part 25 of 150
1 To you, Yahweh, do I lift up my soul.
2 My God, I have trusted in you.
Don’t let me be shamed.
You shame yourself.
Don’t let my enemies triumph over me.
All that really matters when it comes to wars is who has the bigger and better military. Who is right is irrelevant. The sooner nations wake up to that fact and find a better way, the better off we’ll all be.
3 Yes, no one who waits for you shall be shamed.
They shall be shamed who deal treacherously without cause.
They shall be shamed who deal kindly with child molesters.
4 Show me your ways, Yahweh.
Teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth, and teach me,
For you are the God of my salvation,
I wait for you all day long.
You’ll be waiting a whole lot longer than that.
6 Yahweh, remember your tender mercies and your loving kindness,
for they are from old times.
When genocide, rape, torture and slavery were commonplace.
7 Don’t remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions.
Remember me according to your loving kindness,
for your goodness’ sake, Yahweh.
Of course you wouldn’t want to be judged on your actions would you!
8 Good and upright is Yahweh,
therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.
9 He will guide the humble in justice.
He will teach the humble his way.
Fork over your land, your goods, your livestock and your daughters. This is his way.
10 All the paths of Yahweh are loving kindness and truth
to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
A sock puppet can be talked into believing even the most heinous act is righteous if performed in the name of God/Yahweh.
11 For your name’s sake, Yahweh,
pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
Oh, we’re back to admitting you have committed big mistakes/sins/evils.
12 What man is he who fears Yahweh?
He shall instruct him in the way that he shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease.
His seed shall inherit the land.
14 The friendship of Yahweh is with those who fear him.
He will show them his covenant.
15 My eyes are ever on Yahweh,
for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
16 Turn to me, and have mercy on me,
for I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged.
Oh bring me out of my distresses.
18 Consider my affliction and my travail.
Forgive all my sins.
19 Consider my enemies, for they are many.
They hate me with cruel hatred.
Maybe you should have shown kindness and mercy instead of stealing, raping, burning and murdering.
20 Oh keep my soul, and deliver me.
Let me not be disappointed, for I take refuge in you.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for you.
22 Redeem Israel, God,
out all of his troubles.
Why should Israel not pay for it’s misdeeds like anyone else? Even now we don’t accept the excuse from a soldier that he was ordered to kill a baby as being excusable. People still have to make up their own minds as to whether something is morally correct or not. Just relying on authority to tell you what to do is a cop out.