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Prayer for the nation psalm 58


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from Psalm 58 comes one of the most profound and powerful prayers for governments and leaders

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Prayer for the nation psalm 58

  1. 1. Prayer for The Nation Francis E. Madojemu
  2. 2. Justice? You high and mighty politicians don't even know the meaning of the word! Psalms 58:1-11 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  3. 3. Fairness? Which of you has any left? Not one! All your dealings are crooked:you give "justice" in exchange for bribes. Psalms 58:1-11 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  4. 4. 3 These men are born sinners, lying from their earliest words! 4 They are poisonous as deadly snakes, cobras that close their ears to the most expert of charmers. Psalms 58:1-11 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  5. 5. 6 O God, break off their fangs. Tear out the teeth of these young lions, Lord. Psalms 58:1-11 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  6. 6. 7 Let them disappear like water into thirsty ground. Make their weapons useless in their hands. Psalms 58:1-11 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  7. 7. 8 Let them be as snails that dissolve into slime and as those who die at birth, who never see the sun. Psalms 58:1-11 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  8. 8. 9 God will sweep away both old and young. He will destroy them more quickly than a cooking pot can feel the blazing fire of thorns beneath it. Psalms 58:1-11 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  9. 9. 10 The godly shall rejoice in the triumph of right; they shall walk the bloodstained fields of slaughtered, wicked men. Psalms 58:1-11 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  10. 10. 11 Then at last everyone will know that good is rewarded, and that there is a God who judges justly here on earth. Psalms 58:1-11 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  11. 11. “Lord, give us leaders such that it would be to Your glory to give us the victory through ..” Holy Ghost Prayer
  12. 12. ! This strongly worded psalm is not a personal vendetta, but a call for the cleansing of corruption among the judges and in the justice system of Israel. ! Psalm 58:1–11
  13. 13. "They agreed to this; 15 I took the men they selected, some from every tribe, and appointed them as administrative assistants in charge of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens to decide their quarrels and assist them in every way. 16 I instructed them to be perfectly fair at all times, even to foreigners. ! Deuteronomy 1:14-17 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  14. 14. 17 When giving your decisions, 'I told them, never favor a man because he is rich; be fair to great and small alike. Don't fear their displeasure, for you are judging in the place of God. Bring me any cases too difficult for you, and I will handle them.' ! Deuteronomy 1:14-17 (LivingBible_Taylor)
  15. 15. • 58:1 The question is rhetorical because the answer is given in v. 2. Psalm 58:1–11
  16. 16. • 58:2 Justice is symbolically pictured as a balance of scales weighing justice impartially. These judges, however, tipped the scales with unjust violence. Psalm 58:1–11
  17. 17. ! • 58:3 There is a lifelong pattern of sin at work here, resulting from sinful human nature. Psalm 58:1–11
  18. 18. ! • 58:9 The meaning of the pots and thorns is uncertain, but the point is the quickness of God’s judgment. Psalm 58:1–11