Psalms of Honesty and Truth
We run to the store. We run in races for health and friendly competition. We run and even jump hurdles to get to the finish line. We run to better our time in running. We run to pick up the kids from practice where they run in sports of all kinds. We run to get groceries so we can run home to fix a quick dinner so we can run to the meeting at church. Or we run by the fast food or deli to get dinner so we can run to…..You get the picture. We are always running here and there. I think of this when I read a key verse in the passage from Psalm 18 today, “Everyone who runs toward him (God) makes it. In all our “running”, are we running to God or away from God in our journey?
David speaks of rich blessings of God’s glory flooding our souls when we run to God…
Psalm 18, The Message
25-27 The good people taste your goodness,
The whole people taste your health,
The true people taste your truth,
The bad ones can’t figure you out.
You take the side of the down-and-out,
But the stuck-up you take down a peg.
28-29 Suddenly, God, you floodlight my life;
I’m blazing with glory, God’s glory!
I smash the bands of marauders,
I vault the highest fences.
30 What a God! His road
stretches straight and smooth.
Every God-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward him
Pause to think…who or what am I running to and for what reason? Am I running to God, for God, with God being lead by God who is running ahead of me? Yes, everyone who runs toward God…makes it…to the finish line. Run God’s race to win!
In Jesus Name, Amen