Monday, August 08, 2011

Psalm 51

“Verses 12–14[10–12] [of Psalm 51] take the psalmist’s request to a new level. Having asked for the mercy of God, the psalmist implores God for nothing short of an inner renewal of the affections so as to avoid replicating the sinful patterns of the past. In addition, the psalmist emphasizes that the goal of mercy and transformation is ultimately relationship with God, whose presence the psalmist craves and before whom the psalmist longs to rejoice with thanksgiving.”—A Severe Mercy, pages 429

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I'll take it!
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