Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 97 (King James Version)

1The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
7Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
8Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
9For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
10Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
11Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
12Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.


There is an element of this passage that is often interpreted literally. The glory of God consumes those who are the Lord's enemies. When that happens, God's enemies are totally destroyed.

There is another way in which this is true. God's glory consumes God's enemies in a very different way. The Lord's enemies are totally consumed by God's overwhelming love. Romans 5:10 says we were reconciled to God while we were God's enemies. At a time when we wanted nothing to do with God, the Lord reconciled us and made us His children, His friends.

The queer community is part of God's plan to consume the wicked of the world with God's love. When gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people show God's love to those who fear and hate queer people, they consume the wicked with God's love.