We believers are to favor the weakest members of society, people who are weak or poor, fatherless or oppressed.
A Psalm by Asaph.
the gods. The Hebrew word is אֱלֹהִ֣ים (“’ĕ·lō·hîm”). It means God or gods. The NLT translation renders it as “heavenly beings.”
show partiality to the wicked. In our day the justice system in the United States is showing partiality to billionaires. Many politicians are doing the bidding of billionaires. They are building structures of injustice into the fabric of society itself. This leads to the favoring of billionaires and injustice for the poor.
If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
weak … poor … fatherless … oppressed. These are the people that the Bible calls us to show partiality to. Not billionaires.
VERSE 4. Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.”
VERSE 5. They don’t know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
You are gods. Is this saying we humans are divine?
sons of the Most High. No. It is saying we are children of God.
John 10:34. Jesus answered them, “Isn’t it written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods?’
you shall die like men. If we were divine, we could prevent our own death. But we cannot.
VERSE 8. Arise, God, judge the earth, for you inherit all of the nations.
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