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Surrounded by enemies, David finds a refuge of prayer to compose this lovely, brief psalm. He finds strength in knowing that God, who sees all, will pour out saving power on those who live uprightly.
“The Lord is in his holy temple” (v. 4). Are you in yours? While David longs to fly as a bird to a mountain to flee from his enemies, his wish can become yours. Enter that inward center of your own soul, which is the Holy of Holies of your body, temple of the Holy Spirit. By faith, flee to the Mount of the Beatitudes, as the Gospels of these weeks come from there, portions of “The Sermon on the Mount.” Jesus lives this psalm, giving you strength in every circumstance.
The psalm will center you and comfort you, as you know by faith the One who is seeing you, loving you, and protecting you.
In the Lord I take refuge. v. 1
You’re in Your holy temple v. 4
Your eyes behold all my works. v. 4
The upright behold Your face v. 7
This is the Sixth Week in Epiphany, Year A.
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Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms,
one each week over the three-year cycle.
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