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Psalms 143

vs2: ..for in Your sight no man living is righteous or justified." No man, and that includes me. That means that every one of us are equal. I cannot in any way look down upon anybody because it seems like they are worse off then me. When I look at anybody (…aannyybbooddyy…) I am looking at someone made in the image of Christ. I am not justified. I am not righteous, except for the gift of Christ and the grace of God. That means that I esteem all people as my brother and sister, no matter what I think of their decisions, values, personality, morals, whatever.

That doesn't mean that I don't believe in truth. I still believe that there is a right and wrong, and many people, most people, don't follow it. But that includes me.  And meditating on this enables me to have more love and compassion on people, see them as God sees them, and pray that the love of Jesus Christ shines through me and points them to the Father.

vs6: "I spread forth my hands to You: my soul thirsts for You like a thirsty land." Fill me up oh God. Fill me up with You.

vs8: "Cause me to hear your lovingkindness in the morning, for on you do I lean and in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You." Cause me to know Your way oh GOd, and lead me like Abraham to that unknown land and country where You are taking me. I will follow with joy in my heart.

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5 comments on “Psalms 143

  1. We are all equal in value but we are not all equal in rank!

    RYC: How have you handled ruthless teasing or hurtful words slung your way? I mean painful not haha that was funny and it made you a little uncomfortable but how do you handle it as an adult. How will you handle it with your kids? Or students?

  2. On Not Making Excuses:
    Psa 143:2 Don’t enter into judgment with your servant, For in your sight no man living is righteous.
    >>If we ask for justice, the Lord is just when He judges my failings. In honesty, I have failed.

    On Not Making Light Of The Battle
    Psa 143:3 For the enemy pursues my soul. He has struck my life down to the ground. He has made me live in dark places, as those who have been long dead.
    >> If you’ve ever been there, you understand. The dark places of the mind, who can escape? Death is the soul is worse than disease of the body.

    On Needing God
    Psa 143:4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me. My heart within me is desolate.
    >> I might seek God gladly when I have joy and happiness. But I seek God desperately when I am desolate. Everything is then eliminated except this one need: to cling to, to cry out to, Him.

  3. And that last is exactly what I want – that scratching, clawing, grasping, seeking out for Him, in the midst of it all. I am convinced that God allows these times to happen so that it proves our hearts, and tests our souls, proving us, so that we become closer with Him.

    Love the comments Krista.

  4. Looks like blogspam.
    ARe you there, Darren? Can you delete?

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