2nd Mar Psalm 82 The Divine Ombudsman

Lent thought for the day

When we think of God as Judge we usually picture a courtroom judge, weighing an individual’s soul by their good and bad deeds. But Psalm 82 shows us a different kind of judge.

In it God judges the ‘gods’ of the world – (i.e. Kings, Nations, Empires) based on whether they have done their duty to take care of the poor and vulnerable.

He is like a divine ombudsman, holding the powerful to account.

How often do you see people misusing their power?

What ways can you respond to that today? Today’s thought-for-the-day is from David