THE PSALMIST’S CRY V.1-3
BRING BALANCE IN COLLISION WITH IMBALANCE V.1-3
PERFECTION CLASHES WITH IMPERFECTION V.1
Oh LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs
Oh God, to whom vengeance belongs, show
What is our greatest passion? What is our foremost obsession? What are our leading fixations and what is the mania that clangs in our head? Is it all pointing to one thing in our souls? Is this heightened, beating pulse of our being, that God would reveal Himself to us? Show thyself! Scrape all the fuzziness and fog aside. Clear out the interruptions, inadequacies and illusions. Get it on. I need to see You. What are You doing, when am I going to get a heads up?
But He is showing Himself; the heavens declare the glory of God, the earth displays his handiwork. Every day He is talking, every night He is trying to deepen His relationship with us. So what is the issue, where is the breakdown, whose creating the problem?
We say, But nothing is working right, it’s all out of balance, if God was on the scene, why is everything topsy-turvy? It’s all a bunch of disorder, confusion with the lechers of spin, twisting every phrase and intention into a bubbling cesspit.
To top it off, we get drawn in, by the hodge-podge jumble and stagger mindlessly into one incorrigible fix after another. Are we habitually incurable, sucking down poison fixes for a few seconds of fuzzy feelings?
We want vengeance, vindication, anything, some kind of reprisal where we see some equalizing retribution, and how about a little payback. How’d we get our tail in such a knot, did we miss a glimpse of God? Are we looking for a three-dimensional happening that’s going to take place that we can fix our memory on?
What about where the Spirit says, showing us Jesus: “Put that on my account, I’ll pay for it.” “Where he said: here am I send me,” then he came, took on a human body, and he suffered, and he bled, crucified for our sins, died and rose to life three days later.
There’s our revenge, all God’s vengeance collided dead on him. Now we can look on Him, receive Him, accept Him as our substitute, who took our place and purchased eternal forgiveness.
Now what if we don’t want to see and if we don’t want His pricey vengeance. We can refuse it, reject Him and run on down the road of life. But the stuff that’s around the corner of that decision isn’t real pretty. It is Jesus we’re really looking for, but we’ve got to start at this event that split history into BC and AD. Take His payment for us as our own personal open door into heaven and be filled with Him. He has showed Himself. He is the one too whom vengeance belongs. We see Jesus and his sight is fulfilling and unveiling.
PROPORTION COLLIDES WITH INEQUITY V.2
AROUSE TO ACTIVITY Lift up thyself,
ADDRESS TO ACTION thou judge of the earth:
APPLY TO ACCOUNT render a reward to the proud.
PRECISION CORRECTS WANTON IMPROPRIETY V.3
LORD, how long shall the wicked,
POWER CORRALS WASTING IMMORALITY
how long shall the wicked triumph?