Thursday, June 19, 2008

Psalm 4

4:1 To the chief music-maker on corded instruments. A Psalm. Of David. Give answer to my cry, O God of my righteousness; make me free from my troubles; have mercy on me, and give ear to my prayer.

4:2 O you sons of men, how long will you go on turning my glory into shame? how long will you give your love to foolish things, going after what is false? (Selah.)

4:3 See how the Lord has made great his mercy for me; the Lord will give ear to my cry.

4:4 Let there be fear in your hearts, and do no sin; have bitter feelings on your bed, but make no sound. (Selah.)

4:5 Give the offerings of righteousness, and put your faith in the Lord.

4:6 There are numbers who say, Who will do us any good? the light of his face has gone from us.

4:7 Lord, you have put joy in my heart, more than they have when their grain and their wine are increased.

4:8 I will take my rest on my bed in peace, because you only, Lord, keep me safe.

What foolish things do I give my love to ? Mystery stories. My dishwasher. My crockpot. Yes, these are good things, but do I care for them beyond their purpose? Television. Solitaire. Recipe books. Thank you, God, for good things. I'm sorry I have put these things before you.


katdish said...

Which bible translation are you using? I love to read different translations. Check it out:

Psalm 4:1

"Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer." (NIV)

"When I call, give me answers. God, take my side! Once, in a tight place, you gave me room; Now I'm in trouble again: grace me! hear me!" (The Message)

"Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer." (King James)

"You are my God and protector. Please answer my prayer. I was in terrible distress, but you set me free. Now have pity and listen as I pray." (Contemporary English Version)


Helen said...

I am using an online version of the Bible, Bible in Basic English, The Bible by MultiMedia. I like how it is always onhand when I am at my computer. :)