“The Champion Of Orphans; The Judge Of Widows” ( Psalm 68:4-5, WYC ) by Carley Evans

James Tissot - A Widow
James Tissot – A Widow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“(Sing ye to God, sing ye a song to his name; make ye a way for him, who rideth over the plains of the desert/who rideth upon the clouds, yea, the Lord is his name. Make ye full out joy, or rejoice, before him, but his enemies shall be troubled before him,) (who is the father of the fatherless and the motherless; and the judge of widows). God is in his holy place;”

Notice the psalmist sings: “God is in His Holy Place.” God is not in a place of darkness or evil. He is surrounded by purity and light. He “rides over the plains of the desert” and “rises upon the clouds.” God, who is holy, is also the “father of the fatherless and the motherless; and the judge of widows.”

The King James version translates “judge” as “champion.” God is the “champion of widows.” I prefer to think of God as holy judge. He is the judge of widows. But, unlike the unjust judge in Jesus’ parable, God is justice. He defends the widow! He does not condemn her or allow her to fall victim to those who seek to take advantage of her vulnerable state. So it is with the orphan. God is both mother and father to those without parents. God is their champion.

Therefore, sings the psalmist, “make yourself full out joy!”

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Slapppshot. God bless you, single dad.

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Sharmishtha.

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Rebecca.

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