11-04-10 HighQuest Psalm 36:5-12

November 6, 2010

The passage I read was Psalm 36:5-12
You can find that passage here:

My summary of the passage is this:
God is faithful to fulfill the promises of his mercy which hath no end. This passage is an edification of God. The author is lifting up the name of the Lord and speaking of His love, kindness, righteousness, judgments, mercy, and light.
As I reflect:
The very first 2 verses say,
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.
This immediately brought a song to mind. “Your Love Oh Lord” by Third Day.
You can listen to that song here or i’ve also embeded the video below if you are unfamiliar:
the lyrics read,
“Your love, oh Lord
Reaches to the heavens
Your faithfulness stretches to the sky
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains
Your justice flows like the ocean’s tide
I will lift my voice
To worship You, my King
I will find my strength
In the shadow of your wings”

No doubt in my mind that this passage is where they got the inspiration for that song. I love when I come across lyrics to a song I know in the Bible. That just makes my day.
Anyhow, back to reflecting (now listening to the song).
These are such simple words and yet I never would have on my own come to write them down. I think the closest I’ve ever come is when I tell the Lord allowed, “thank you for blessing me Lord. I am sooo undeserving. I am thankful that you keep blessing me, though I have not an understanding of the love you must have for a wretch like me to continue blessing even when I fail you.” That’s almost a daily thing now. I have to at some point (sometimes more than once) stop and thank my God for blessing so richly a man and family so undeserving of such grace. That He chooses to lead me to His wings protection despite my offenses is a beauty this earth has nothing to compete with.
My response to the Lord:
My response today is going to be a personalization of the passage.
Your love Lord, is everywhere in my life and I am not blind to how very often you are faithful to me, though I find myself unfaithful in my flesh. It is because you are so truly righteous that I fear your justice at times Father. But I have nothing to fear for your unfailing love provided that my debt be paid for me due to my inability to pay the price myself. This is something that is far beyond our poor power to fully grasp; that your love would not only allow for forgiveness, but that you would take in those that are responsible for your sons torture and death by way of sin against you….I am without words when I think that you not only are not going to destroy me for that, but that you love me enough to invite me to take refuge under your wing. The Lord has provided all that I need and soo much more. Perhaps had I heard of the life that you give to your children, I wouldn’t have believed it. But that I am blinded by it daily in my own life, makes it impossible to deny. Lord keep my heart upright though my flesh fail, that I may stay in your light and love. I ask the same of your other children; my brothers and sisters. May none of us become so so self centered or arrogant to stand against you, nor so blind or easily led that we should fallow your enemies. Let them not stand against us Father. In Jesus Name


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