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Monday, September 5, 2011

(A psalm by David for the music leader.)
 1-3I've already run for dear life straight to the arms of God
   So why would I run away now
      when you say,
   "Run to the mountains; the evil
      bows are bent, the wicked arrows
   Aimed to shoot under cover of darkness
      at every heart open to God.
   The bottom's dropped out of the country;
      good people don't have a chance"?

 4-6 But God hasn't moved to the mountains;
      his holy address hasn't changed.
   He's in charge, as always, his eyes
      taking everything in, his eyelids
   Unblinking, examining Adam's unruly brood
      inside and out, not missing a thing.
   He tests the good and the bad alike;
      if anyone cheats, God's outraged.
   Fail the test and you're out,
      out in a hail of firestones,
   Drinking from a canteen
      filled with hot desert wind.

 7 God's business is putting things right;
      He loves getting the lines straight,
   Setting us straight. Once we're standing tall,
      we can look him straight in the eye.
Even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including evil oppression and ill-advice, we need not flee to our earthly fortresses of safety. We can take refuge in the Lord to see that the righteous are upheld, and the wicked are punished for their evil, yet~

Forgiveness and LOVE can always be found!

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