David, the ultimate politician has had his fill of dealing with politicians. Justice, fairness and righteousness are gone from our political scene. We complain about honest politics today, David complained about it in his day. “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.”TM
They can’t even hear the cry of the needs of the people they are supposed to be serving. There’s nothing you can do to penetrate into the minds and consciences to move them to respond to the needs of the people. “Deaf to threats, deaf to charm, decades of wax built up in their ears.”TM It does no good to talk to them.
They refuse to recognize the truth that God writes the rules for mankind. Since they rejected God’s commands the people don’t have a basis for deciding what’s right and wrong anymore. They just do what will benefit them the most, even at the expense of others. Those that lead the people away from God and into lives filled with frustration and confusion will face God in the end. I agree with David. I understand a little better now why David prays, “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!”TM
God is going to answer David’s prayer. When He does, those who trust God and try to live by His rules will celebrate together over God’s destruction of the wicked who reject God’s rules. “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!’”TM