Psalm 82 – Social Justice Asaph

On behalf of Asaph, I’d like to welcome you to Psalm 82’s courtroom. “God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers” (1), the psalm opens. God judges the judges, holding those in power accountable for siding with evil men and not going to bat for their victims. Asaph describes the corrupt authorities-turned-defendants as blinded and ignorant: “They do not know nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness” (5). He closes the psalm with a call for God to deliver the verdict and issue the sentence. Asaph is a social justice warrior.