I like to play angry birds. Apparently I'm not alone. I just read that Angry Birds has been downloaded 200 million times. There are Angry Bird hats, stuffed toys, dog toys, t-shirts, birthday cakes, action figures...
Maybe we all just like blowing things up and hearing them crash. Maybe we like it that those smug pigs finally get their just due. Or maybe we like it that creatures that are generally considered rather defenseless are able to defend themselves - the ultimate underdog story!
"Escape to the mountain like a bird!
For look, the wicked string the bow"
It gets even worse for David's outlook.
"If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
David has the answer.
"The LORD is in His holy temple...
His eyes watch; He examines everyone,"
We can't go around crashing into the obstacles of life or bombing the "smug pigs" we encounter everyday. But it's good to know that nothing escapes God's watchful eye. He "examines the righteous and the wicked."
"The LORD is righteous; He loves righteous deeds." So I will work this week on doing righteous things and leave the bombing ("raining of burning coals...on the wicked") to God.