Epistles of Thomas

February 9, 2010

Psalms 10-12

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The first eleven verses of Psalm 10 recount the wickedness of, well, the wicked, concluding “The wicked say to themselves, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.” The remainder of the Psalm is a call for God to notice and act against the wicked. Psalm 11 affirms that the Lord is upright and hates injustice and will act against the wicked. Psalm 12 takes a similar approach beginning with the statement: “Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.” One has to wonder if David includes himself among the human race and acknowledges his own guilt. Given the content of verse seven if would seem not: “You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked…” Perhaps David is acknowledging that he is not human and therefore from outer space? It would seem so from reading the TNIV. Conspiracy theorists – on your marks, get set…sorry the Olympics begin this week.

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