Psalm 94: Treated as Criminal for Criminals Like Me

Psalm 94 is a prayer for God to judge the wicked. It closes with this verse:

He will bring back on them their iniquity
and wipe them out for their wickedness;
the LORD our God will wipe them out.

For those of us who love justice, what a hope this is! God will not finally seem unjust – He will deliver violent evildoers to a violent, righteous end.

But, what about those of us who know that we are the violent, the wicked, the evil – how will we be saved from this wrath?

Psalm 94 teaches that our sins, too, deserve a righteous payback. We are the ones who have killed the widow, the sojourner, and the fatherless with our evil attitudes toward them. We are the ones who deserve to be wiped out. We are the criminals.

Yet Jesus Christ was treated as a criminal for criminals like us. It is for this reason that Luke 23:32 tells us that, “Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.” God wants us to know that Jesus became a criminal for criminals like me:

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree,’ ” (Galatians 3:14).

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

One Response to Psalm 94: Treated as Criminal for Criminals Like Me

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