1 God presides in the great assembly;
he gives judgment among the “gods”:
2 “How long will you [a] defend the unjust
and show partiality to the wicked?
3 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;
maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
4 Rescue the weak and needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5 “They know nothing, they understand nothing.
They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 “I said, ‘You are “gods”;
you are all sons of the Most High.’
7 But you will die like mere men;
you will fall like every other ruler.”
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations are your inheritance.
- Psalm 82:2 The Hebrew is plural.
NIV text copied from BibleGateway.com
My good friend Francois du Plessis and I discussed the Abortion post on Saturday. He then sms’ed me on Sunday morning saying I should read Psalm 82 in the light of our discussion.
Sunday morning my wife, Cecile and I reflected on it together and prayed about it. I felt that this should be our meditation for at least the next week if not the next month or longer. Before I get into any discussion about this psalm I would first like it to just “sit” here as a reminder to read it, meditate on it and listen for God’s voice in it.