Today From Psalms
When a person is falsely accused of doing wrong, they want a just judge to pass along the proper verdict. For us it is a comfort to know that we can fully trust God to always judge righteously.
Psalms 82:1-2 “God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?”
God has positioned Himself in the assembly of those (the mighty) whose responsibility was to act as judges among His people. In calling them “gods’ He means they were His representatives who were to judge according to God’s law.
Reading the question set forth in verse two, you understand that while God does judge justly, these had not done so. The issue in these two verses is the failure of those appointed to judge among the people. They had not defended the poor and fatherless nor done justice to the afflicted and needy (verse 3). Now God stands to judge them for their failure. They had been given the responsibility to represent God in the fulfilling of their duties and they had not done so.
The believers in Christ of this age also are to represent God before an unbelieving world. II Corinthians 5:20 says: “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ.” The phrase “we are ambassadors” is one word and means we are the representatives of Christ right now on earth. The world without Jesus will only know about Jesus as they see Him in us. Some thoughts might help us here:
Does our love for one another truly reflect the love Jesus has for us?
Does our holiness measure up to the holiness of Jesus?
Does our surrender to the will of God measure up to the One who said; “Not my will, but thine, be done?”
Do our sacrifices to reach the lost even begin to reflect the sacrifice of the One who gave His all to redeem us?
We could ask a number of more questions, but the point is we are His ambassadors. We must therefore strive to represent Christ as He would have us to represent Him.