Some people have the opportunity and the authority to change people’s lives, (our judges, presidents, parents, etc ) with what they say. In church, it’s obviously our religious leaders, and whether it’s for good or worse these people have impacted many lives much in every way.
Believe it or not but the truth is there are people who stand in the place of the gods above other people because they have the power and the authority to do it. Pilate said to Jesus, “Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?” John 19:10. If you don’t know what’s written concerning your your destiny you will probably give in to their demands and wishes. Jesus never allowed the devil an inch to change his life – all that was written concerning him was fulfilled.
But some people have power!
Jesus casts out legion, after that ; “the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them…” Luke 8:37. There are people who can deport you the same way they deported Jesus here. You can be excommunicated, divorced, messed up your life, you name it, and you ain’t gonna do nothing about it. They can even sentence you to death, steal your vote, etc, – just because they can! John the Baptist was beheaded, just like that. “The Jews answered him [Jesus], saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” John 10:33-34.
But what these people /gods sometimes fail to realise is that they also have God over them; “God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods” Psalm 82:1. He’s the Great Judge of the earth, and before Him everyone of them are nothing, but mere men that die.
He judgeth among the gods: detecting how they should;
- Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy, Psalm 82:3
- Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked, Psalm 82:4
There is nothing the world needs today more than the administration of impartial justice.
What God wants these gods to do is probably do the opposite of what they are committed to doing. But because they don’t want to change their ways they continue to walk in darkness. Jesus said concerning the unjust judge in Luke 18, “he feared not God, neither regarded man.” Psalm 82:5 says, “They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.”
But because God is the Great Judge; He sentenced some of these judges “saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.” Daniel 4:31.
“I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” Psalm 82:6.
He pronounces judgment on the unjust judges, “you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” Earthly judges have their own greatness, but it is nothing compared to the Great Judge, God who standeth in the congregation of the mighty; He judgeth among the gods. “The righteous shall see it , and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.” Psalm 107:42. He that hath an ear let him hear!