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Blessed be the LORD, For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city! Psalm 31:21-24

Blessed be the LORD, For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city! For I said in my haste, "I am cut off from before Your eyes"; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried out to You.

Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints! For the LORD preserves the faithful, And fully repays the proud person. Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.

What a comforting conclusion to this gorgeous hymn of praise. I love that sentence where David confesses that He has been hasty before LORD and rejected Him. Doesn't the LORD often treat those He loves as petulant children. He sits quietly and waits for us to cry to Him and return.

Now look at the ending as David once more declares his fealty to the LORD. It is not the shuffling feet, hanging head of a child who hopes the parent will accept his half-hearted confession. No, it is the song of a heart overflowing with love and thanksgiving expressing his appreciation for what his LORD has done.

Reading

Morning Psalm 145, Noon Psalm 119:121-128, Evening Psalm 84

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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