day 56 – put a psalm in my heart

Today we encounter three impossibilities (Psalm 136-138) and are reminded of great wisdom.

This morning: Psalm 136. It is impossible for us to over-think this thought and/or express this important truth too much or too often. And so it is written:

“Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.” (vs.26)

And as a result, wisdom comes to mind:

cf. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart … in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Prov. 3.5a,6)

cf. “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” (Prov. 16.3)

Mid-day today: Psalm 137. It is impossible for us humans to plum the depths of our own hearts in terms of all things good, bad, and/or ugly and only the Lord, not us, knows what is truly just and right. And so it is written:

“… Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who repays you according to what you have done to us. Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.” (vs.8-9)

And so, wisdom comes to mind:

cf. “… the Lord detests the perverse … The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked …” (Prov. 3.32-33a)

cf. “… whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.” (Prov. 17.5)

Tonight: Psalm 138. It is impossible for the Lord to be unaware of the very least of us, out of touch with our greatest and deepest needs, or uncaring and uninvolved. And so it is written:

“Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.” (vs.6)

And thus, still more wisdom comes to mind:

cf. “He … shows favor to the humble and oppressed.” (Prov. 3.34)

cf. “… the lowly in spirit gain honor.” (Prov. 29.23)