Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Psalm 36

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. 1 I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes. 2 In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin. 3 The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good. 4 Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong. 5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. 6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. 7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 8 They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. 9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. 10 Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart. 11 May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away. 12 See how the evildoers lie fallen— thrown down, not able to rise!

When I read the Psalms I am always drawn to underline the words that most resonate with me or where I am at this moment.

Verse 1 – tells us that when we are eager to sin the FEAR OF GOD is not before our eyes

Verse 7 – screams to me of His extravagant love for us and how everyone can find a hiding place in HIM.

Verse 9 – in the light of your holiness we receive the light of revelation

The Psalms continue to remind me to remain in HIM.

We cannot be strong enough to withstand the power and temptation of the world without God’s Holy Spirit residing in us.

We cannot continually “fight against” the temptation – both outwardly and subtly tempting us to follow what the world says without being daily in God’s word.

We cannot centre ourselves emotionally without the ability to pray and seek a higher power to bring peace to us.

What comes to mind is the song: Jesus is calling

He continues to wait for us…..to come..

Allow yourself to settle knowing that God Himself is in control of your future and waiting for you and me.

Lord thank you that you are freshly calling us today to come to you.

Help us to rest and find peace and protection in knowing that you are in control and our lives are in your loving hands.

Thank you for continuing to remind us of your great love for us.

Written by Ps. Sue Botta

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