Commentary on the Gospel of
IF THE LORD YAHWEH IS MY HELP, WHO WILL CONDEMN ME?
This is an unwavering conviction of one’s security if we are in God. One of the basic instincts of the human being is security, not only physical security but also psychological security. We want to be in good relationship with everybody. We want to be thought of as good and innocent. One of the worst experiences of a person is the experience of condemnation, not necessarily of a court or a judge but just condemnation of any other human being but most especially those one holds in high esteem. Sometimes a person feels helpless to protect himself or herself from the unjust judgment of others. We need people to support us when we are in that situation, people who will side with us, people who will agree with us, people who will not condemn us. But if we have no one, does that mean we are completely helpless? That is when we have to fall back on the assurance that God is with us, God will help us, God will deliver us from our situation. And even if the whole world is against us, if we are with God, then we feel secure and the world’s condemnation will count for nothing.