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Psalm 41:1 - “Blessed is the one who considers the poor!”
Read - Psalm 41, 53, 55
Psalm 41 equates much of the consequences of justice in our life to our own justice to the least of these. So, do we honor the poor so we are blessed or do we care for the poor out of a heart Morphed by The Spirit? Yes. One is heart based (Morphing) and one is a benefit of that Morphing.
Psalm 53 reminds us that the first choice of the seeker is to admit that there is a God and the worst choice of a fool is to conclude there isn’t…the rest of the song lays out the painful consequences of such foolish ideology!
Restless? Anguishing? Unsettled? So was the man ‘with a heart like God’s’. Psalm 55 is a cry from a troubled soul that Almighty God would both hear and attend to David’s needs. It is ok to pray in this way. It is also ok for God to answer in a way that looks different than our expectations!
Lord, I will begin again at the wonder of Your existence and seek You from that place of awe!
Here is an old hymn taken from the themes of many Psalms including Psalm 41: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TF8jJTSNyzo
Psalm 41:9-10 shows a prophetic glimpse of Jesus’s trying relationship with Judas who would eventually betray Him after communing with Him on that first communion before His arrest and murder. David had relationships that caused him to write this lyric and God redeems it by saying ‘Yes, even My Son will endure such things.’ As is the case for us, Jesuscan always sympathize with us: “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”Hebrews 4:15he can do more than sympathize, He can Mend us from the relational divide caused by the Marring of Sin and He can even Morph us by His Spirit so that we can live in right relationships with Him and others!