Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Psalm 17 The Message
A David Prayer
1-2 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you'll ever hear.
Show the world I'm innocent—
in your heart you know I am.
3 Go ahead, examine me from inside out,
surprise me in the middle of the night—
You'll find I'm just what I say I am.
My words don't run loose.
4-5 I'm not trying to get my way
in the world's way.
I'm trying to get your way,
your Word's way.
I'm staying on your trail;
I'm putting one foot
In front of the other.
I'm not giving up.
6-7 I call to you, God, because I'm sure of an answer.
So—answer! bend your ear! listen sharp!
Paint grace-graffiti on the fences;
take in your frightened children who
Are running from the neighborhood bullies
straight to you.
8-9 Keep your eye on me;
hide me under your cool wing feathers
From the wicked who are out to get me,
from mortal enemies closing in.
10-14 Their hearts are hard as nails,
their mouths blast hot air.
They are after me, nipping my heels,
determined to bring me down,
Lions ready to rip me apart,
young lions poised to pounce.
Up, God: beard them! break them!
By your sword, free me from their clutches;
Barehanded, God, break these mortals,
these flat-earth people who can't think beyond today.
I'd like to see their bellies
swollen with famine food,
The weeds they've sown
harvested and baked into famine bread,
With second helpings for their children
and crusts for their babies to chew on.
15 And me? I plan on looking
you full in the face. When I get up,
I'll see your full stature
and live heaven on earth.
A David Song, Which He Sang to God After Being
Saved from All His Enemies and from Saul
Food For Thought:
We too as God's Children can Experience the same Protection David experienced...Isn't it assuring and comforting to know we serve a Mighty God who loves us and who looks after us keeping us safe from all harm...
Thank you Father for Your Protection: The following Scriptures comes to mind...
Psalm 4:8 New Living Translation
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
Psalm 91:1 New King James Version
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God ( This is written in the Foot-notes of my Bible)
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.