Passage: Psalm 58
Verse: Psalm 58:1-2, 10-11 (NIV 2011)
- Do you rulers indeed speak justly? Do you judge people with equity?
- No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth.
- The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
- Then people will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.”
Throughout the Bible, we see that the rulers of the day often did not speak justly or judge others fairly. Unfortunately, these undesirable traits exist in some of the worldly leaders today. While we may seek to see their violent and vengeful deed avenged, may we remember that the battle belongs to the Lord. May we also remember the words of the prophet Micah. Micah told us what the Lord requires of us. We are to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humblywith [our] God. May we do just that! May we find comfort in knowing that the Lord also rewards the righteous.