Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Fw: god's of our making

Psalm 82 is like a short science fiction story.  It creates a picture of many gods that form some kind of council with the true God at the head.  The psalmist makes the point that the gods that man creates (think of the Greek gods, for example) do not show the most essential qualities of the true God.  You could make a case that each of us follows one god or another, even if that god is our own personal life.
Consider the following qualities that the man-made gods fail to perform and only the one true God can do:

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
    maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
    they walk about in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

It makes me think of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus says "Blessed are the meek" and "Blessed are the poor in spirit" and "Blessed are those who mourn".
Man looks for the gods who will conquer and lift him high.  God looks for the man who realizes his "lowness" and then He lifts him up!
Ultimately, we should all put our complete trust in, and bow before the God of Heaven and Earth...consider the final verse of the psalm:
Arise, O God, judge the earth;
    for you shall inherit all the nations!

Rob Smith

"Death is inevitable.  Life is a choice!"

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live."

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