By James H Waltner
Believers Church Bible remark The impact of Psalms is huge, either when it comes to the worship of God's humans and within the non secular adventure of numerous members. James H. Waltner goals to aid readers locate their approach via Psalms, come upon God, and be led into obedience and compliment.
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The LORD’s Response from the Heavens 2:4-6 Now the scene changes. From the heavens, from God’s perspective, the clamor of the nations and the assembling of their troops is laughable (v. 4)! They have no sense of what the fury of God’s wrath unleashed could mean! In his good time God will come face-to-face with the rebellious forces. The wicked will not escape when the LORD speaks (v. 5; Ps 50:3, 16, 22). In the quotation from the LORD about Zion as his holy mountain (v. 6; 3:4; 15:1; 43:3; 87:1; 99:9), the king’s installation in Jerusalem is declared a divine act.
Is it not often by the working out of what people themselves have set in motion? We cannot abuse the body by overwork, neglect, or by what we eat, drink, or smoke without serious consequences. People cannot waste or pollute the air, water, and the soil without paying for it, or robbing future generations. Neither can the nations of the world commit massive portions of their human energies and natural resources to armaments without reaping the whirlwind of destruction. We can read Jesus’ words in the garden of Gethsemane as commentary on Psalm 7:12-16, and on the arms race of modern times: “All who take the sword will perish by the sword” (Matt 26:52).
THE TEXT IN THE BIBLICAL CONTEXT AND LIFE OF THE CHURCH What Then Are Human Beings? The Bible often focuses on the limits of life and the evil brought about by human beings (Gen 3:22-24; 6:5-7; Ps 104:35). The question What are human beings? is asked also in Psalm 144:3 and Job 7:1718; 25:6. The answers given describe the mortal like a breath, a passing shadow, one tested every moment, a maggot, a worm! In contrast, Psalm 8 presents a high view of humanity. The psalmist’s amazement focuses on the high status granted human beings, a little lower than God and crowned .