Sunday, August 26, 2007

A Beautiful Psalm (40:1-8)

I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear
And will trust in the Lord.

How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust,
And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with You,
If I would declare and speak of them,
They would be too numerous to count.

Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired;
My ears You have opened;
Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
Then I said, "Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God;
Your Law is within my heart."

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this Psalm!! I especially like the thought that God is thinking about us!! So comforting!! Hope you are enjoying the Farm Expo!

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  2. I was so moved by this when Dad read it Sunday. Isn't it just one of the best!?
    Several verses, including the one you referred to, stood out to me. However, what hit me for the first time ever was that David understood the Old Testement practice of sacrifices and burnt offerings was not what God really was after. No wonder David is said to have been a man after God's own heart. That is fascinating.

    It seems that the Farm Progress Show is going to be a wonderful place for us to get acquainted with many who have read Curt's articles in Prairie Farmer. One couple stopped by the booth and had us call the office immediately to reserve their place at the next workshop. Lots of people have stopped to chat and taken brochures and cards. It is a place we are going to want to come each year they have it here.

    Loved hearing from you.
    Hope school is continuing to be a joy.
    See ya soon.

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