In this Psalm (as paraphrased in The Message), God calls judges into God’s courtroom and calls them on the carpet. What are the charges that God brings against the judges? What is the consequences of their failure? What does God propose to do to the unjust judges?
What charges do you think God would bring against those in charge of our justice system? In what ways are our systems of “law and order” resulting in “disorder” where “the world is coming unglued”? What can you and your faith community do to hold judges accountable?
The final prayer of Psalm 82 is “Rise up, O God, judge the earth” (NIV) How does the image of God presiding as the Supreme Court justice over the court system make you feel? Is this hopeful? Why?
There is no devotional for Sunday, March 16, 2014