Thursday, June 3, 2010

Reflection: Psalm Five

Psalm 5

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by the flute.
 1 O Lord, hear me as I pray;
      pay attention to my groaning.
 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
      for I pray to no one but you.
 3 Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
      Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. 4 O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness;
      you cannot tolerate the sins of the wicked.
 5 Therefore, the proud may not stand in your presence,
      for you hate all who do evil.
 6 You will destroy those who tell lies.
      The Lord detests murderers and deceivers.
 7 Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
      I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.
 8 Lead me in the right path, O Lord,
      or my enemies will conquer me.
   Make your way plain for me to follow.
 9 My enemies cannot speak a truthful word.
      Their deepest desire is to destroy others.
   Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.
      Their tongues are filled with flattery.[a]
 10 O God, declare them guilty.
      Let them be caught in their own traps.
   Drive them away because of their many sins,
      for they have rebelled against you.
 11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
      let them sing joyful praises forever.
   Spread your protection over them,
      that all who love your name may be filled with joy.
 12 For you bless the godly, O Lord;
      you surround them with your shield of love.

The more you get into the Book of Psalm the more that a Christian should see God as our Father. He is one that shields His love around us so tight, and when we allow Him to do that, we can rejoice, we can be humble, and we can have joy. God hates sin. He hates that we choose that over His abundant love, however He still offers an abundance of grace and mercy. I have to realize that everyday is made possible because of this offer because without it I would dead and burning in Hell. It is through this thought process that I have to stand in Awe of who God really is. After Sunday, we will beginning Vintage Jesus with the Discipleship Program. I can't wait to hear how Jesus was a rugged hard working dude!

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