Thursday, May 1, 2014

Psalms Part IV

     Psalms Part IV

Here we are with Part IV of questions for the Book of Psalms in the Bible. Again, if you have answers please post them in the comments section. If you decide to use Bible verses in your answer please be sure to include the passage location.

1. Psalm 19:7
     7 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

     1. Sooo...the laws of the Lord are perfect? Does this mean that stoning the man who works on the Sabbath is a perfect law? How about the law that says that when a man rapes a woman she has to become his wife? How about the shedding of blood to atone for sins? WHERE is the perfection in these laws?

2. Psalm 19:9
     9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.

     1. Pure fear? Pure fear that lasts forever? That sounds like something from one of those Freddy Kruger flicks, doesn't it? If God/the Lord is so great why does He need any kind of fear at all? Wouldn't His greatness, limitless greatness at that, eliminate the need for fear?

3. Psalm 23:1
     1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

     1. You lack nothing? What you really mean is you lack nothing in the afterlife, right? Are there not plenty of sheep of the Shepherd's flock that suffer for want of just about everything, to include food, water, shelter, and basic safety?

     2. Are not children in particular supposed to be very special to this Shepherd? Sooo, are the children languishing in the cancer wards of the hospitals for children lacking nothing?

4. Psalm 23:3
     3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

     1. Sooo, he guides you along the right paths for HIS sake and not YOUR sake, right? It is for HIS sake. Now why would it be worded like that?

5. Psalm 27:6
     6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.

     1. Sooo, basically you will do ANYTHING to be with your Lord...even kill and spill innocent blood in His presence? You will kill and shout with joy while doing it just so you can be with this Lord?

6. Psalm 27:13
     13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

     1. You will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living? Do you mean that as opposed to seeking the goodness of the Lord in the land of the dead? Wouldn't the goodness of the Lord be everywhere at all times? If the goodness of the Lord is everywhere at all times why would anyone have to seek it since it would be by nature APPARENT?

7. Psalm 29:11
     11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.

     1. If the Lord gives strength to His people and brings them peace...what the freak happened to all of that happiness during World War II when the Jews were slaughtered, hummm?

8. Psalm 31:5
     5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

     1. Sooo, first the spirit is committed into the hands of the Lord and THEN the request is made to be delivered by the Lord? This sounds suspiciously like selling your soul to the devil, except here you are selling your soul to the Lord under threat of destruction, right? Isn't this totally creepy?

9. Psalm 31:15
     15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.

     1. Okay, so, if the Lord is so ever-loving great and powerful and if everyone knows this then why would the enemies pursue someone who they knew was defended by such a great being that never fails and is the ultimate in power, hummm? Wouldn't that be the ultimate in stupidity?

10. Psalm 32:7
     7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

     1. If the Lord is so great and someone believes in Him, why in the hell would they have to hide from anyone or anything? If you believe in the Ultimate Being who is supposed to be the greatest ever and of all time WHY would there be the need for the deliverance of anything? If you are truly protected by the greatest and most powerful being ever you would not need any kind of deliverance, song or otherwise, would you?

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