(November 7, 2014)
It was remarkable to me that Solomon composed a psalm dedicated to the Lord caring for the poor. I could understand it coming from David, because David had been in that position in his life, but Solomon was born a prince and lived as a king. Poor never described Solomon. And yet, he praised that aspect of the Lord.
This doesn’t seem like the behavior of a kind creating a religion. There are a number of religions in the world that were created or modified by those in power, and the general trend of those religions or philosophies are to augment the power of their creators (or stabilize that power). But the true faith, on the other hand, recognizes temporal power but also recognizes that eternal power is more important.