Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Stranger to God

This verse really hit me this morning...

Hear my prayer, LORD, listen to my cry for help;
do not be deaf to my weeping.
I dwell with you as a foreigner,
a stranger, as all my ancestors were.
Psalm 39:12, TNIV

This is a "Psalm of David", which roughly means it was written by / with / for / in memory of David. And yet the author says that they only ever dwelt with God as a stranger and a foreigner. He sees a qualitative gap between him and God.

And yet, while even David saw that, we can now dwell with God as sons, rather than as strangers and foreigners.

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