Psalm 137 expresses deep lament for the judgement that had come on God's people. It also prays for that judgement to come upon God's enemies. As this psalm contains one of the most confronting imprecations in the Scriptures it forces us to face the issue of our attitude to God's enemies and the place of imprecation in the plan and purpose of God.
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Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Due, for this excellent, well-researched sermon. So many preachers are embarassed of such "problem passages", but you dealt honestly and consistently with the text. God bless you.
Lyn Morrison (10/31/2008)
Great Sermon! amazing insight and forays into scriptural areas usually avoided. News underlying today's news, God's relentless and changeless purpose -- redeeming love. Hallelujah and amen!
Rev. Dr Noel Due is a Lutheran pastor, author and theological educator with extensive teaching and preaching experience in Australia, Scotland, India and elsewhere. He is the author of New Life: New Love, Live in Liberty: The Spiritual Message of Galatians, Embracing God as...