Whether we hear the cry from the lips of David or from the dying Savior “My God, Why hast thou forsaken me?” the cry makes little sense from either. These are two people with a sense of the LORD’s presence and intimacy and yet the draw from the well of the deepest human pain, alienation. […]
“The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands.” I am not able to say this, and I doubt anyone can. I have not “kept the ways of the LORD,” I have not been “blameless with Him.” Can I ask for the same deliverence as the David? What’s more, when could David pray this prayer truthfully?
Over the last few weeks I have been reading and reflecting on the Psalms each day. Along with spending time with God, I have been spending time with David, Asaph, and the sons of Korah, among others. As they share their sorrows, joys, and hopes, I find I am in good company. I have written […]
In the closing verses of Psalm 16, the Psalmist give us the keys to Wisdom, Security, Joy, and Life. By constantly “setting the LORD before me” our lives are correctly measured, and our minds are consistently guided. Faced with His eternity we are compelled to make the best use of our days. In light of […]
Whispers and shouts are powerful words. Both have a way of spreading lies and giving false impressions. We may shout to appear powerful. We may whisper to turn opinion against the good. Over time, “godly people cease to be and the faithful disappear from among the sons of Adam.” In Psalm 12 the Psalmist calls […]
Psalm 12 Falsehood Truth, and Preservation
We can claim the evil we do is overlooked by the LORD. When we do, we ignore the fact that the LORD inclines His ear to the need of the poor (v17), that entire nations have risen and fallen before His judgement (v16), and finally, that ultimate justice is future, but it is coming. (v18)