Psalm 82:1–2: “God stands in the congregation of the mighty; / He judges among the gods. / How long will you judge unjustly, / And show partiality to the wicked? / Selah”

December 25th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional

This psalm addresses the injustice of earthly judges who were meant to protect and care for the weak and needy. God accused them of social injustices that violated His law. He called them gods not because they were divine, but because they had been put in a place to judge and to execute justice among His people. We can see this most clearly at the end of the psalm when God said, “I said, ‘You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High. But you shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes'” (Psalm 82:6–7).

Modern day false prophets continue to misunderstand this verse and concept, and use it to lead others into great error. Wanting to be like God goes back to the Garden of Eden. It was there that Eve first believed the lie from Satan, and ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in an effort to be like God (Gen. 3:5). She and Adam did indeed get first-hand knowledge of good and evil, and the world has never been the same. Someone said, “I can be sure of two things in life. The first is that there is a God, and second, that I am not Him.” Thank God!

“Thank You, LORD, that You alone have created all things and that You alone are the only wise God. Please lead us down the path You have designed for us this day.”