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Psalms of My Life (Psalm 81)

18 Jun

Psalm 81

For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Screen Shot 2015-03-21 at 5.46.25 AMOf Asaph.

Sing for joy to God our strength;
    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
Begin the music, strike the timbrel,
    play the melodious harp and lyre.

Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,
    and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;
this is a decree for Israel,
    an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
When God went out against Egypt,
    he established it as a statute for Joseph.

I heard an unknown voice say:

“I removed the burden from their shoulders;
    their hands were set free from the basket.
In your distress you called and I rescued you,
    I answered you out of a thundercloud;
    I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
Hear me, my people, and I will warn you—
    if you would only listen to me, Israel!
You shall have no foreign god among you;
    you shall not worship any god other than me.
10 I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of Egypt.
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

11 “But my people would not listen to me;Screen Shot 2015-03-21 at 5.49.30 AM
    Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts
    to follow their own devices.

13 “If my people would only listen to me,
    if Israel would only follow my ways,
14 how quickly I would subdue their enemies
    and turn my hand against their foes!
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him,
    and their punishment would last forever.
16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat;
    with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2015 in the book of Psalms

 

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2 responses to “Psalms of My Life (Psalm 81)

  1. M Charles

    June 18, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Awh.. thank you for sharing. Hope you have a blessed day

     
    • Dr. Larry Dixon

      June 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Thank you for your comment, my friend. Blessings. Larry

       

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