President Zelaya of Honduras was forced to flee the country at gunpoint.
1Let god arise, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him also flee before him.
2As smoke is driven away, so let them vanish; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of god.
3But let the righteous be glad; let them be valiant in the sight of god; yes, let them rejoice in his pleasure.
4Sing to god, sing praises to his name; extol him who rides on the skies; Yahvah is his name, rejoice before him.
5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of widows, is god in his holy habitation.
6God sets the solitary child in families; he triumphantly releases those who are bound with chains; but the rebellious live in waste places.
7God, when you went forth before your people, when you marched through the wilderness,
8the land shook, the skies also lowered at the presence of god; even Sinai itself, was moved at the presence of god, the god of Israel.
9You, god, sent a plentiful rain, through which you confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary.
10Your living creatures have lived in it; you, god, have provided from your goodness for the poor.
11Master will give good news with great power.
12Then the kings of armies will be defeated; and the house of god will divide the spoil.
13Though you sleep among thorns, yet you will be protected, as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
14When almighty appointed a king over Zalmon, it became white like snow,
15over Bashan, the mountain of god, over the mountains of Bashan and over the mountain ridges.
16What do you want, mountains of Bashan? This is the ridge which god desires to live in; yes, Yahvah will live in it forever.
17God rides with the host of angels; master is among them, as in Sinai, in his holy place.
18You have ascended on high, you have carried away captives; you have blessed men with gifts; but rebellious men will not live before the presence of god.
19Blessed be master, for he has chosen us as his heritage, even the god of our salvation.
20He that is our god, is the god of salvation, Yahvah God, who has the power of life and death.
21But god will sever the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of the head of those who persist in their sins.
22Master said, I will rescue my people from the cliffs, I will bring my people from the depths of the sea;
23that your foot will be dipped in the blood of your enemies, and the tongue of your dogs in the same.
24They have seen your paths, god, even the paths of my god and my holy king.
25The princes went before, the singers followed after; among them, were the maidens playing with timbrels.
26Bless god in the congregations, even Yahvah, you who are of the fountain of Israel.
27There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their governors, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
28Command, god, your strength; strengthen, god, what you have worked for us.
29Out of your house at Jerusalem kings will bring presents to you.
30Rebuke the wild animals of the marshes, the multitude of the wild bulls, the idols of the Gentiles which are covered with silver; scatter the people who delight in war.
31Ambassadors will come out of Egypt; Cush will soon stretch out her hands to god.
32Sing to god, you kingdoms of the land; sing praises to master.
33To him who rides on the skies of skies; out of the east he gives his voice, and that a mighty voice.
34Ascribe glory to god; his excellency is over Israel and his strength is in the skies.
35God, you are honored out of your holy place; the god of Israel is he that gives strength and power to his people. Blessed be god.
Theoretical time for this Psalm is on Saturday morning, which was probably the time of the planning for Zelaya's removal. The main headline would come before sun-up in Honduras on Sunday morning.
In what some were calling a coup, and what some where calling the expulsion of a president who had refused to implement over 80 laws passed by the Honduras congress, the military of Honduras expelled the country's president. Forced into exile in his pajamas.
The flurry of reports are hard to sift, as both sides were claiming Jesus' authority in the events, an odd situation in otherwise secular headlines. That Zelaya would be supported by despotic leaders across the region lends credence to the local constitutional voices in Honduras that Zelaya was a dictator in the making.
The text of verse 1 of this Psalm suggests the man who hates God is the one fleeing at this date. This suggests that despite his words claiming Christ's authority, that Zelaya's heart is against the things of God. The Roman Catholic bishop of Honduras would later want Zelaya to remain away, providing some political confirmation of this position.