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Idolatry of the State

Posted by Orrin Woodward on June 11, 2010

Man is a worshiping being and when man rejects God, it doesn’t mean that he stops worshiping, only that he stops worshiping the true God.  A
trend I see developing in the West is a love of the State as they
no longer seek solutions from an Almighty God.  Man should serve man, not have the State steal from one man to give to another.  The State robs the giver of the blessings of charity, robs the receiver of his dignity, and the State gains power at the expense of all citizens. I re-read Psalm 23 this
morning and was struck by the difference in the Biblical words of the
Psalm versus the thinking of today’s State.  This led me down a path of
rewriting the Psalm and updating for today’s State bureaucrats and all
the worshipers of the powerful State.  Read the two version and ponder
which path leads to a righteous nation.  God Bless, Orrin Woodward

Psalm 23 – Biblical Version


The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the
still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for
his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort
me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I
will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 23 – State Version


The State is my provider; I shall not want
It maketh me lie in green government housing: it leadeth me besides thy
still factories.

It restoreth my soup; it leadeth me in the path’s of unrighteousness for
State power’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the shadow of recession & depression, I
will fear no want: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff will take
from others to comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of the tax payers: thou
fillest my head with envy; my cup runneth over with government printed
money.

Surely rottenness  and indolence shall follow me all the days of my
life: and I will dwell in government housing for ever.

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