Psalms of Honesty and Truth
Does God really know me? Does God really care about what I am thinking? Does God notice when I slack off and just do things to care for myself? Does He know when I forget that He is there, waiting as the gentleman He is, for me to call on Him and ask for help? Does He know when I tell a half truth or don’t give the whole story? Does He know when I join into the laughter of a dirty joke said at the office? Does God know when I rebel and sit church out for awhile? Does He know when I utter words of disgust toward the person who cut me off in traffic?
God misses nothing. The Psalmist knows this well and reminds us that God, the Creator of everything, misses nothing. No thing slips through the cracks.
So, like David, we shout His praises and thank Him for his love and forgiveness!
“How exquisite your love, O God!” We come running back to You with humble hearts of adoration for You, Who You are, all You have done, are doing and will do for us because You love us still.
Yes, how exquisite and perfect is Your Love!
Psalm 36, The Message
A David Psalm
1-4 The God-rebel tunes in to sedition—
all ears, eager to sin.
He has no regard for God,
he stands insolent before him.
He has smooth-talked himself
That his evil
will never be noticed.
Words gutter from his mouth,
Can’t remember when he
did anything decent.
Every time he goes to bed,
he fathers another evil plot.
When he’s loose on the streets,
He plays with fire
and doesn’t care who gets burned.
5-6 God’s love is meteoric,
his loyalty astronomic,
His purpose titanic,
his verdicts oceanic.
Yet in his largeness
nothing gets lost;
Not a man, not a mouse,
slips through the cracks.
7-9 How exquisite your love, O God!
How eager we are to run under your wings,
To eat our fill at the banquet you spread
as you fill our tankards with Eden spring water.
You’re a fountain of cascading light,
and you open our eyes to light.
10-12 Keep on loving your friends;
do your work in welcoming hearts.
Don’t let the bullies kick me around,
the moral midgets slap me down.
Send the upstarts sprawling
flat on their faces in the mud.
Pause to reflect…
–Run from moral midgets who try to drag you down with them.
–Run to God and camp under the secure protection of His care and teaching.
Dear Heavenly Father, Moral decay is all around us. Help us to stay in Your Word so we will know Truth when we see it in action. Help us to take in Your Word as a part of us so we will live Your Word with Your help. May our intimate relationship grow deeper and stronger each day so we can hear the slightest whisper of Your Voice speaking to us. Save us, O Lord. Save Your church. Save this nation. We need You every hour. Every hour we need You. In Jesus Name, Amen