Bible verse on Vicksburg business sign abhorant

Published 12:03 am Sunday, September 5, 2010

Driving down Clay Street recently I noticed a sign in front of a very familiar business. The sign reads, “Pray for our Nation, Psalms 109:8”.

To someone who doesn’t know what this verse says this looks like a Christian-like gesture made out of concern for our country. Sadly, it is far from Christian-like. Psalms 109:8 reads, “May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.”

Some may think this appropriate or even “funny” but if you take the time to continue reading you will see that there is nothing funny about it. The chapter goes on to say, “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes… May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.”

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Part of living in this great country is that we are all entitled to our opinions. I’m sure that the person that expressed that opinion professes to be a Christian. As Christians our goal should be to live in a way that pleases Christ. I doubt praying for the assassination of anyone, much less the leader of our country, and the exile and ridicule of his wife, children, and future descendants would be pleasing to Christ.

I just hope they are also praying for forgiveness.

Sara Harper