Psalm 82 is a word from God directed to judges. These are powerful words and timeless (since God is timeless) and could very well be applied to those judges that sit on the bench in America. There are some very anti God rulings and over turnings that are happening now, that God speaks to here in this chapter that was written some three thousand years ago, but reads like a present day editorial….only the writer of this editorial is God!
Be it the Supreme Court, an appellate court, county or local, this is God’s word for you. From abortion to marijuana, you have Someone you must answer to; so you must be careful in what you decide. The majority opinion poll cannot be the only guiding force in decision making; and neither can your conscience. The constant we make judgements by is truth. And all truth is God’s truth as Augustine pronounced many centuries ago.
You may not think you are accountable.
You may think you personally can decide what is right.
God has already declared in His inerrant Word what is right and what is true.
Remember, since God is timeless, His words are truth and His truth has no expiration date.
Your accountability is not just to voters and constituents…..BUT YOU ARE ACCOUNTABLE PRIMARILY TO GOD
And Psalm 82 is your reminder….God is sending a message to the court system of America.
There is coming a day that you will not be “on the bench” but you will be “before the bench” and the Judge of all the earth will call us all into account.
Here is the chapter from THE MESSAGE.
1 God calls the judges into his courtroom,
he puts all the judges in the dock.
2 “Enough! You’ve corrupted justice long enough,
you’ve let the wicked get away with murder.
3 You’re here to defend the defenseless,
to make sure that underdogs get a fair break;
4 Your job is to stand up for the powerless,
and prosecute all those who exploit them.”
Then these powerful words for those judges that rule contrary to God’s laws and principles…
5 Ignorant judges! Head–in–the–sand judges!
They haven’t a clue to what’s going on.
And now everything’s falling apart,
the world’s coming unglued.
6 “I commissioned you judges, each one of you,
deputies of the High God,
7 But you’ve betrayed your commission
and now you’re stripped of your rank, busted
(Psalms 82:1-7 Message)
It couldn’t be more clearer that God sees every decision, every overturning of every law that is contrary to the heart of God and His laws.
Be not deceived, everyone is accountable. No matter what position you hold, we will all answer to someone. And that Someone has a capital “S” and that is not for “Supreme” as in court.