We are continuing our series of reflections on the Psalms. Each day we will upload a new reflection to the website. We hope and pray that you will find them helpful and that they bring hope during this season. Click on these buttons to read the text of the psalm or listen to a recording of it. You can also listen to the reflection using the audio player below.
Today, let’s feed our spirits with truth. This psalm needs to be shouted from the roof tops. But if that’s not possible, find somewhere that you can read this aloud, with a loud Amen at the end!
There is a lot of human wisdom on display at the moment, some helpful some not so. Advice given and changed, promises made then undone. We need to be bringing Godly wisdom to people, so that we can bring life instead of disappointment, light into confusion, hope to the hopeless.
Verse 10 tells us that the starting point is the “fear of the Lord.” This fear isn’t a cringing hide away “miserable worm that I am” fear, or a “smite me, oh mighty smiter” fear because we are and deserve this. But it is coming into the presence of a Holy God who is faithful and just and has provided redemption for us, not just in the historical past, but by the cross of Jesus. This enables us to come to know the very heart of God, who is compassionate and gracious.
When we enter this place in “Holy fear” we experience grace and compassion. When we are filled up with this we can begin in to share God’s wisdom with our friends, country and the world.
Lord Jesus, I need to know again your love, compassion and grace, fill me up so I can be poured out for you.