Today’s passage: Psalm 58
- The little “g” gods in verse 1 could have been translated as “lords”, as in leaders of people.
- These leaders would have seen themselves as mouthpieces for the gods, and they judged their people crookedly.
- The request for God to break their teeth in their mouth is referring back to the illustration of the venomous bites of a serpent. David is requesting that God remove from them their ability to hurt anyone in their positions of power.
- David looks forward to what God has promised in Revelation 19:11-21. Our hero and David’s hero is Jesus Christ!
Questions to consider:
- Is there anything new under the sun? Has the world been rid of injustice? When will justice finally be served? When will everything finally be made right? Who will resolve this conflict?
- What will mankind say is true after the final battle? (Verse 11) How does this compare with Philippians 2:9-10?
- Knowing that this is how God intends to bring final justice on the earth, where should we put our hope and trust? Who is the only One who can make everything right? Who can’t? Therefore, what should be our primary mission as the church? (Matthew 28:18-20) How are we doing at keeping this our priority?