Read Psalm 13 (1-5)
1 How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.
I read with interest in “Word for the Day” during the month of June that there are a number of different words in Hebrew for the English word “Hide”
To the Jewish mind there are many things which are hidden when speaking of God.
Ron Dale sees three ways in which God operates.
Hiding His strength in weakness; as a baby at Bethlehem; as the Son of God suffering on the Cross.
Hiding His wisdom in foolishness – cleverness is what makes an impression on the people of our world today, but the message of Jesus is very simple, even though difficult to fulfil, yet easy to understand – in a word, Love.
Hiding His goodness in meanness: many people expect God to be mean and nasty all the time. But God reveals himself in various ways and those are undergirded by love – for us, as for the Psalmist.
Prayer: Lord we want to join with the prayer of the Psalmist and say “I rely on your constant love ….. I will sing to you, O Lord, because you have been good to me. Amen.
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in the near future because of the Corona Virus.
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