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Psalms 82

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

 2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

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

 4 Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

 5 They don't know, neither will they understand, and they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course. [To walk in darkness is to walk in sin according to your carnal mind and evil imagination. From the Word of the Lord within: "All sin is darkness. He who seeks not to hear my voice gropes in the dark." Darkness or sin deflects the creation's fulfillment.]

 6 I have said, "You are gods; and you are children of the most High."1

 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.

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1 I have said, "You are gods; and you are children of the most High." When the Pharisees were accusing Jesus of blasphemy because Jesus had said he was the son of God, he said: "Is it not written in your law, 'I have said, You are gods'? So he called them gods, men to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; and I, whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, am accused by you, saying to me, 'You blaspheme;' because I said, I am the Son of God?"

All men are precious in God's sight. All men will eventually repent from their evils and turn to God for his merciful purification. All men will eventually be reconciled to God in purity. This reconciliation takes place on earth, through the inward cross of self-denial, with the kindness and love of God to encourage and help you; or it takes place in Hell with great pain and great loss. See, Is There Hope for All? for more information.


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