Former President Bill Clinton won the release of a pair of American journalists who had crossed the border into North Korea.
1God stands in the congregation of angels; he judges among the angels.
2How long will you judge unjustly, and be partial to the wicked?
3Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4Deliver the poor and needy out of the hand of the wicked.
5They do not know, nor will they understand; they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the land are shaken.
6I have said, You are gods; all of you are sons of the most high.
7From now on, you will die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8Arise, god, judge the land; for you will inherit all nations.
News started leaking out early in the day that Bill Clinton was on a private journey to see Kim Jong Il, president of North Korea. The former President was there for various reasons one of which was to ask for the release of 2 journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee who had been arrested in March, 2009, while reporting from, or crossing over, the North Korean border with China.
Their trip was originally arranged by a pastor from South Korea who specializes in rescuing persecuted Christians from North Korea. (Having personally rescued over 700 himself.) Their arrest was a sample of the plight of Christians in North Korea, and had been the subject of the fulfillment of Psalm 31.
The 2 had been tried and convicted early in June, 2009. Their sentence was 12 years hard labor, though reports indicated the pair had been kept in a guest house, and had never really started their sentence. They had been kept in reserve for a diplomatic purposes that finished with Clinton's visit.
Verse 4 picks up the story and calls for the deliverance of the poor and needy from the hands of the wicked. The 2 women are the ones delivered this day, so they stand as the poor and needy, and the leadership of North Korea stands as the wicked.
Verse 5 includes an important reference to Darkness. North Korea has been on the charts as the fulfillment venue for the Plague of Darkness. That this Psalm would include darkness, and also fulfill in North Korea is yet another key match.
Verse 6 may be dealing with the way North Korean leaders form a personality cult. Verse 7 may indicate the future of North Korean leadership. (The current leader is ill, and expected to pass his leadership soon.)