Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Psalm 5

IMG_0545 Today I found myself in Psalm 5. In several ways it captured where I'm at this morning, so I thought I'd share a few spots that jumped out.

Many Psalms refer to enemies, and while I can't think of anyone in my life that would fit that term, I believe that there are plenty of enemies in the spiritual world for me. Not to mention my own sinful tendency, probably my greatest enemy.

Although not necessarily written to be interpreted this way, I often find Psalms that more clearly express what I'm going through if I put them through that filter. Suddenly the Psalms become very easy to "pray along with" as I read them. Maybe you'll find the same to be true in your experience.

Psa 5:3  

Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

Psa 5:7  Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; with deepest awe I will worship at your Temple.
Psa 5:8  

Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Tell me clearly what to do, and show me which way to turn.

Psa 5:11  But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Protect them, so all who love your name may be filled with joy.
Psa 5:12  For you bless the godly, O Lord, surrounding them with your shield of love.


  1. Thanks for your wisdom, Paeter. I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I read about "enemies" in the Psalms! Love you.

  2. Thanks, Lady. Love you, too!
    Just FYI, everybody. Holly is my wife.