Psongs of Psummer Psalm 58

We will again be organizing a playlist for the psummer and you are invited to join along. This Sunday our psong of psummer from the psalms is Psalm 58. You’re invited then to listen to the sermon again online from Sunday, read Psalm 58 (see below) and then “dig deeper” with us with the questions below.

Psalm 58

Is this any way to run a country? Is there an honest politician in the house? Behind the scenes you brew cauldrons of evil, behind closed doors you make deals with demons.The wicked crawl from the wrong side of the cradle; their first words out of the womb are lies. Poison, lethal rattlesnake poison, drips from their forked tongues –  Deaf to threats, deaf to charm, decades of wax built up in their ears. God, smash their teeth to bits, leave them toothless tigers. Let their lives be buckets of water spilled, all that’s left, a damp stain in the sand. Let them be trampled grass worn smooth by the traffic. Let them dissolve into snail slime,be a miscarried fetus that never sees sunlight. Before what they cook up is half-done,God, throw it out with the garbage!  The righteous will call up their friends when they see the wicked get their reward, Serve up their blood in goblets as they toast one another,  Everyone cheering, “It’s worth it to play by the rules! God’s handing out trophies and tending the earth!”

Digging Deeper

  1. Why is it difficult to be “honest” with God – share all our emotions with God?
  2. Would you say you have a problem with anger or holding onto things against others?
  3. What are you more prone to do when it comes to your anger against other? Express it or bury it?
  4. Have you ever considered, as Kirk said on Sunday, “giving over your vengeance to God.” What difference would it make in your life? What’s holding you back?


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