Defending God

Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord. Psalm 79:12

Notice Asaph didn’t say “the contempt they have hurled me us” but at “you.” In a sense he was defending God…or so it seems. But does God need our defense? Throughout the years I’ve pondered that same question. Does He need us to defend Him?

Obviously He doesn’t “need” anything because He’s God and is absolutely self-sufficient. Then the question becomes, does He want us to defend Him? Does He ever ask us in Scripture to defend Him?

Charles Spurgeon said this about the issue, “The Gospel is like a caged lion. It does not need to be defended. It just needs to be let out of its cage.” By extension, I believe it applies to God Himself.

God is more than able to take care of Himself (even as I read that I find it to be an amusing statement, and probably followed by a “well Duh!”). If He’s able to do that, why would we put unnecessary burdens on our shoulders trying to defend the Almighty?

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