Psalm 82

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods.

2 How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked? Selah

3 Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.

5 They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable.

6 I said, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High.

7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”

8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; For You shall inherit all nations.


They say the biggest difference between God and a brain surgeon is that God knows he’s not a brain surgeon.  Is God capable of fixing a damaged brain?  Yes! Absolutely! But when He does it, it is an insult to what He does and how well He does it to use such a crude word as surgery.  Also, to be fair to brain surgeons, I’m sure not all of them are so foolish as to be incapable of humility.  The point is that sometimes when a person is unusually skilled or particularly wise they tend to get disproportionately proud.  My dad will often quote one of his professors when the subject of humility comes up.  The professor would say that “The praise of men is life a fragrant and expensive perfume.  It smells good, but don’t ever drink it.  It will kill you.”  God don’t ever let me become so successful that I forget how much I desperately need You to lead me.

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