Read Psalm 82
God presides in the heavenly council;
in the assembly of the gods he gives his decision:
2“You must stop judging unjustly;
you must no longer be partial to the wicked!
3Defend the rights of the poor and the orphans;
be fair to the needy and the helpless.
4Rescue them from the power of the wicked.
5“How ignorant you are! How stupid!
You are completely corrupt,
and justice has disappeared from the world.
6‘You are gods,’ I said;
‘all of you are children of the Most High.’
7But you will die like mortals;
your life will end like that of any prince.”
8Come, O God, and rule the world;
all the nations are yours.
This is a terrifying Psalm of Judgment that asks us humans and our rulers - have we acted justly? The end of the Psalm expresses a longing for God to come - and rule the world.
Come, O God, and rule the world; all the nations are yours. But start with ruling my heart. Amen.