Monday, 23 February 2009

You idiots. It *is* relevant.

Psalm 20. Read it this morning, realized I'd absorbed nothing, re-read it, realized I'd absorbed nothing, re-read it and noticed some things.

Still not a lot of things, so it's open in front of me now.

"May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble"

that opening verse alone is worth the price of admission.

Verses 1-3 are some sort of unit, you can tell because of the word 'Selah' at the end of verse three.

They are addressed by the Psalmist to 'you', where 'you' is you, the reader.

What a wonderfully comforting thought, that the LORD himself would inspire a songwriter to write a song for you, where 'you' is not the Psalmist's girlfriend or ex, but you, no matter who you are.

It causes me to think that we should drop sharp heavy objects from a great height on those who insist that the word of God is something that needs to be made relevant.

You idiots. It is relevant.

3 comments:

Di said...

It most certainly is.

Ruth said...

Absolutely!!

I was reading the Psalms this morning as well.

DJP said...

True, dat.