God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
I said, “You are gods,
sons of the Most High, all of you;
nevertheless, like men you shall die,
and fall like any prince.”
Arise, O God, judge the earth;
for you shall inherit all the nations!
by: Kay Samuels.
Read Psalm 82 again. What picture do you get? I see a judge sitting in his courtroom. This judge is God—the just judge. He has something to say to all of us. He wants us to represent Him on this earth by standing up for the poor and destitute. He wants us to get out of our comfort zones and minister to the weak and needy. The impartial judge wants us to be fair in our treatment of others. It is easy to take sides with those who are influential, at the expense of the poor and needy. Let’s be mindful and champion the causes of the orphans and widows as we seek to build the Kingdom of God.'