>Psalm 92

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2007 by mstevensrev


92:1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
3 to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
4 For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

5 How great are your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep!
6 The stupid man cannot know;
the fool cannot understand this:
7 that though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever;
8 but you, O Lord, are on high forever.
9 For behold, your enemies, O Lord,
for behold, your enemies shall perish;
all evildoers shall be scattered.

10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
you have poured over me [1] fresh oil.
11 My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.

12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever full of sap and green,
15 to declare that the Lord is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

This Psalm I come to today needing to hear.  The bridge tragedy in MN has left me sad and frightened. I am thankful that the Psalms remind us. That God is good, and he deserves our praise. God’s acts are deep and the stupid cannot understand.  It defies their logic, the fool refuses to understand and is left questioning.

You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox.  You have made me stand out?  Special?  The comparison to a ox is lost on me, but I get that it is a good thing.  One thing I do know is I wouldn’t want to mess with a wild ox.

We have a banana palm tree in our dining room.  We brought it all the way from Orlando.  It was less than an inch tall.  Now it is about five feet tall with two other shoots!  It continues to crow and shed leaves.  I have enjoyed having it and hope it continues to live to a ripe old age.

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