TFOTB | May 18th | Reading 139 of 366 |
 
MORNING  | POETRY

BOOK 19 of 66  | Psalms 26, 40 & 58

Signpost Words | ‘THE LIVING GOD BUILDS A BOMB’

Highlight Verses | Psalms 58:8-11

As a snail which melts, let every one of them melt away. à Before your pots can feel the burning thorns, in His living and burning anger, He shall take them away like in a whirlwind. The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance, he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. So that a man shall say, “Truly there is a reward for the righteous, truly, He is a God that judges in the earth.” 

Some Observations | 

When we say that God is ‘the living God,’ we mean that He is actively involved in life in and upon the earth. He is holy, just and good, gracious, merciful and kind. He is immanent. Therefore in His holiness, the living God MUST enact justice upon the earth, and where is minister of justice both pervert and fail, the living God Himself interjects with judgement. If He fails to do this, He casts a cloudy double question mark over the heads of the righteous, which first asks if walking in rightness is worth it? And seconds seeks out of God really does care about doing right anyways? The only true testimony that the living God is indeed the God that judges the earth is when the silver slime of their slithering is melted in His rising heat, when the wind of His judges carries them to the skies and crashed them to the earth, yes, only when the righteous rejoice in washing their own feet in the blood of the wicked.

Final Reflections  |

We must grieve the lack of the living God’s present judgments, for their absence but builds a bigger bomb. We must point out God’s past judgments, so that men might wake and turn. We must quickly prepare for what’s to come, and greatly fear God’s coming wrath. 

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EVENING | POETRY

BOOK 19 of 66  | Psalms 61, 62 & 64

Signpost Words | ‘WHERE DAVID NEVER FAILED’

Highlight Verses | Psalm 62:1-5a

TRULY my soul waits upon God, my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. How long will you imagine mischief against a man? You shall be slaughtered all of you, you shall be like a bowing wall and as a tottering fence. They only consult to cast him down from his excellency, they delight in lies, they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. (Selah-Take Note!)  My soul, wait You only upon God. (NSB)

Some Observations | 

Again I say, I find David distasteful. It matters not, for this man had two chief delights. He delighted in God and he wrestled daily with both the hope and the knowing, that God also delighted in Him. What more is needed on life? So, take me to the songs of Saul. There are none. Take me to the hymns of other kings. They are few and far between. Yet in all of David’s’ great adversities and problems, he came back to God and His pavilion of preserving power, and despite David’s own wickedness, in confession, he cast himself daily upon the mercies of YAHWEH, and then sang of received salvation to all the other sinners seeking forgiveness. I say again, that though there is no excuse for David’s sin, and no stopping of its consequences, his surety, security, and source of continuing and preserving power was God and God alone. 

Final Reflections  |

In casting himself upon God for all things, David never failed.