Friday, June 19, 2009

A Quick Look at Psalm 81:11-12

Let's take a quick look at Psalm 81:11-12. (TM)

  • "...My people..." Even in the midst of our disobedience, even in the midst of punishing us, God considers us to be His people. We would do well to remember Hebrews 12:6 (TM), "For whom the Lord loves He chastens..."
  • "...would not heed My voice..." The opposite would be the way to go. Heed, according to means "pay close attention to..."
  • "...So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart..." A direct consequence of that stubbornness. God has the reputation of not staying where He's not wanted, and this passage would seem to support that.
  • "...To walk in their own counsels." This is reminiscent of Isaiah 55:8 (TM), where the Lord says that neither our thoughts nor ways measure up to His. Choosing our own way is a bad move, and He will let us do just that if we insist.

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