Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Praise you, O Lord, for killing, destroying, and committing genocide

Psalm 9:1-7 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

My enemies turn back;
they stumble and perish before you.

For you have upheld my right and my cause;
you have sat on your throne, judging righteously.

You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;
you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.

Endless ruin has overtaken the enemy,
you have uprooted their cities;
even the memory of them has perished.

The LORD reigns forever;
he has established his throne for judgment.


Can you imagine singing this song?


tiny tim said...

That's a rather negative way of looking at things, don't you think? God is being praised for destroying David's "enemies" and the "wicked". What would you have preferred, a song praising God for letting the enemy win? If that was the case, the post here would be: "Praise you, O Lord, for allowing the righteous to be killed, destroyed and becoming the victims of genocide." What a cruel and unfair God!

This isn't a 'difficult Bible passage'. A neutral reader wouldn't be shocked that God kills wicked people.

Anonymous said...

so, are you a neutral reader? I thought you were a believer. I thought 'God is love' and you should forgive your enemies, not kill them!!!!

Reyn said...

A neutral reader most certainly WOULD be shocked. You are talking about almighty God -- not a demi-god. Why on earth would a neutral reader not be shocked at an omnipotent being finding a need, or a desire to murder huge numbers of people -- do you really believe what you wrote Tiny Tim? Wow


Anonymous said...

did george bush jr. write this speech?

Carl (no, the other one) said...

Can you imagine singing this song?

Perhaps at a Klingon battle feast.

The Exiled Contessa said...

I can TOTALLY imagine singing this song! When the day comes that all who mocked GOD are finally proven wrong, finally able to witness the wrath and judgment of the GOD they mocked, yes, I will feel vindicated. They were shown love, given a chance at salvation, and they rejected it, choosing instead to mock Him. To finally see GOD take care of business will be joy. (It'll be sad that some had to die...but it's not as if we didn't try to bring you to salvation.)