Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Truth, justice, and ?

This morning I was reading Psalm 45 which is "A Love Song" addressed to the King. It praises both the King and God. I was struck by the strange juxtaposition of "truth, meekness, and righteousness" in verse 4 of the ESV. The NIV reads

3 Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; 
   clothe yourself with splendor and majesty. 
4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously 
   in the cause of truth, humility and justice; 
   let your right hand achieve awesome deeds. 

I tend to equate truth and justice with power not meekness and justice.
After all, Superman fought for "truth, justice, and the American Way".

But God's Kingdom is quite different.
The meek shall inherit the earth.
God's King humbled himself to become human and suffer (see Philipians 2:3-11).

The meek shall inherit the earth.

1 comment:

  1. Can you imagine a Superman that fought for "truth, justice, and...humility"? That is SO not the American way! Great post - thanks for giving me something to think about.