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>Psalm 83

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2007 by mstevensrev

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83:1 O God, do not keep silence;
do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
2 For behold, your enemies make an uproar;
those who hate you have raised their heads.
3 They lay crafty plans against your people;
they consult together against your treasured ones.
4 They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”
5 For they conspire with one accord;
against you they make a covenant—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Asshur also has joined them;
they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah

9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
as to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10 who were destroyed at En-dor,
who became dung for the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, “Let us take possession for ourselves
of the pastures of God.”

13 O my God, make them like whirling dust, [1]
like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest,
as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so may you pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your hurricane!
16 Fill their faces with shame,
that they may seek your name, O Lord.
17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever;
let them perish in disgrace,
18 that they may know that you alone,
whose name is the Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth.

 

The silence of God is one of the most frightening thing to me.  At least when someone is talking to you, you know where you stand, when there is silence you don’t know.  For Israel they wonder if God has partnered with their enemies because of his silence.  He says all these people are doing terrible things against us are you working with them?

Tornados in Maryland?  That is what has been happening and what a wild picture.  When God does show up he is a horrible storm.  One that takes out the forest.  He might have been silent before but now everyone else is talking.  Their weakness and insecurity have been revealed and now they know who this God is that had been sitting silently.

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