“By The Abundance Of God’s Love” ( Psalm 5: 7, HCSB ) by Carley Evans

David sings, “For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot dwell with You.” (Psalm 5:4) Then, sings, “But I enter Your house by the abundance of Your faithful love; I bow down toward Your holy temple in reverential awe of You.” The psalmist glorifies God.

David does not sing of how righteous he is or of how much he deserves the favor of God; instead, he sings: “Lord, lead me in Your righteousness… Make Your way straight before me.” (Psalm 5:8) He asks, “Let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them shout for joy forever. May You shelter them, and may those who love Your Name boast about You;” i.e. not about themselves! (Psalm 5:11)

What brings David and us into the house of God? David claims that “by the abundance of Your faithful love” we enter God’s dwelling. No evil may reside there. What takes away our evil? Jesus answers this question.

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  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Liontamar. 😀

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