“Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones? Do you judge people fairly? No, you practice injustice in your hearts; with your hands you weigh out violence in the land. The wicked go astray from the womb; liars err from birth. Then people will say, “Yes, there is a reward for the righteous! There is a God who judges on earth! ”
Psalms 58:1-3, 11
Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair. Hypocrisy among those who are suppose to represent God is especially hard to defend. Such was the case when David wrote Psalm 58.
David begins by asking if the rulers and judges REALLY speak righteously and judge fairly. Apparently, this is a rhytorically question whose answer is NO! “Your judgements are NOT fair and right”.
In vs 2, David quickly comes to his point: “No, you practice injustice in your hearts . . .” David’s point: how can you practice righteousness publically if you don’t privately? If you contimplate, scheme and/or plan evil in your hearts, how can you possible represent God’s rightness (righteousness) in public? YOU CAN’T! Proverbs 23:7, written by King David’s son, King Solomon, says, “For as he (a person) thinks in his heart, so is he. ‘Eat and drink!’ he says to you, But his heart is not with you.” People’s actions begin with the heart. If your intentions are bad, both Psalm 58 and Prov 23:7, say you actions will be bad as well! So back to Psalm 58:1–its impossible to render good judgements if you have a bad heart! Vs 3 confirms that without God, we all, by nature, have a bent for wickedness from birth.
The last verse concludes with the assurity that at God’s judgents that “people will say, “Yes, there is a reward for the righteous! There is a God who judges on earth!”
Have no doubt, GOD’S THE ULTIMATE JUDGE OF MANKIND’S AFFAIRS AND HE WILL SETTLE THE SCORE IN THAT PLACE FOR YOU THAT LIFE HAS BEEN UNFAIR.
Have no doubt, in evey single circumstance, mine, your’s, the president’s or judge’s or king’s-GOD LOOKS AT OUR HEARTS AND JUDGES US ACCORDINGLY!
Think about it!