August 17, 2020 Daily Devotional

In an interview with U2 frontman Bono, Professor David Taylor asks him, "What would be one good thing about the Psalms for people who have no Christian faith?" Without hesitation Bono replies, "Psalm 82". He goes on to say, "That's a good start: 'Defend the rights of the poor and the orphans. Be fair to the needy and helpless, rescue them from the power of evil people.' You see this isn't charity, this is justice." Bono's commentary led me to a wee bit of U2 for this Monday afternoon. May all we do be in the name of love...and justice. Peace, friends. Psalm 82 1 God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: 2 “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?Selah 3 Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. 4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” 5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 6 I say, “You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you; 7 nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince.”[a] 8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!

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