Friday, June 12, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

Blessings for Success   

Today's reading is a song of war, which asks for God's help in winning a battle.  Beneath this, though, is a deep reliance on God, rather than only on their own weapons and leadership.  As Abraham Lincoln suggested, it might be better for us to ask that we be on the Lord's side, rather than God be on our side.  Still, it is a common way -- in times of war or not -- to reach out to God, in ancient times and today.  'Look, God,' we say, 'at how we have been good and faithful. Now be good to us and give us what we want.'

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