The honesty of the Psalms is evident in today's reading from Psalm 5, as well as elsewhere in this wonderful collection of songs, laments and praises. Time spent in the Psalms is good for the soul!
Psalm 5 starts with a call from the psalmist to be heard by God. "Give ear to my words...consider my meditation." In today's parlance, we would say 'please listen to me. Hear me.' That is the essence of good communication, or one key part: to be heard, as well as to speak clearly. The Psalmist here asks to be heard. He goes on to say 'heed my voice.' One can imagine the tone becoming slightly more pleading.
At verse 3 the Psalmist says what many of us can not, because we do not pray, in the morning, or anytime, not as we should. He says "My voice you will hear in the morning."
So the Psalmist starts with a plea to be heard, and then he makes himself heard. He does not ask to be heard
Derek Butler - I am a Christian, husband, father, son, brother, friend, reader, et al, all inadequately. This blog is a tool to encourage daily bible reading, for myself and others.
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