Week 28: Crystal Clear

Today’s Text: Psalms 81-83

Key Text: Psalm 82:1-3

God presides in the great assembly;

   he renders judgment among the “gods”:

“How long will you defend the unjust

   and show partiality to the wicked?”

Defend the weak and the fatherless;

   uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

Rescue the weak and the needy;

   deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

 

Some things are really complicated.

They require careful study, great patience and discernment, and there may be great debate as to how certain matters should be handled.

I listen to the news, watch diplomats and politicians in tense negotiation, see business and community leaders grappling with complex issues, and am happy that it does not fall to me to be making the critically important decisions which may affect millions of lives.

I see those running for political office, making great claims about their ability to handle such issues, and think, “be careful for what you wish, you might just get it.”

I see scientists at work studying the mysteries of the universe and wonder how they do it.

Then, I read a scripture like the one above…and I think…some things are simple.

Some things are crystal clear.

They are beyond debate. They are beyond question. They are not to be the source of argument. They are simply what we are to do.

Defend the weak and the fatherless;

   uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

Rescue the weak and the needy;

   deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

 

Sounds crystal clear to me.

 

 

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