Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Psalm 36 ~ The Covenant Love of Yahweh

A personal confession adapted from the Psalms.

The Covenant Love of Yahweh ~ from Psalm 36

The covenant love* of Yahweh fills the heavens.
His faithfulness covers the earth.
All His ways are right and good,
As firm as the mountains.
His judgments are profound,
As deep as the sea.
He sustains every living thing.

The covenant love of Yahweh ~
How incomparable and precious it is to me.
I find my peace in the shadow of His wings.
I feast on the abundance of His house
And drink from the river of His pleasure.
He is the fountain, the source of my life,
And His light causes me to see.
His love for me will never end
And He will lead me in His rightness.

* The Hebrew word translated as “love” in many English versions is hesed. It is the love God has covenanted to show His people and do good to them. Various translations render it as mercy, faithful love, steadfast love and lovingkindness. Yahweh is the name by which God reveals Himself in covenant relationship with His people.

Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Prayers and Affirmations for a Life of Faith, Happiness and Awe in God
by Jeff Doles

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