God’s Word of Love
Psalm 36: Today’s reading contrasts the evil ways of the wicked with the goodness and love of God.
1 Sin speaks to the wicked deep in their hearts;
they reject God and do not have reverence for him.
2Because they think so highly of themselves,
they think that God will not discover their sin and condemn it.
3Their speech is wicked and full of lies;
they no longer do what is wise and good.
4They make evil plans as they lie in bed;
nothing they do is good,
and they never reject anything evil.
The Goodness of God
5Lord, your constant love reaches the heavens;
your faithfulness extends to the skies.
6Your righteousness is towering like the mountains;
your justice is like the depths of the sea.
People and animals are in your care.
7How precious, O God, is your constant love!
We find protection under the shadow of your wings.
8We feast on the abundant food you provide;
you let us drink from the river of your goodness.
9You are the source of all life,
and because of your light we see the light.
10Continue to love those who know you
and to do good to those who are righteous.
11Do not let proud people attack me
or the wicked make me run away.
12See where evil people have fallen.
There they lie, unable to rise.
Today’s Key Verse: Psalm 36:7a
How precious, O God, is your constant love!
How is human wickedness described (verses 1-4)? How is God’s goodness described (verses 5-9)?
How precious, O God, is your constant love! You are the source of my life. Thank you, Lord God, for your constant love and righteousness. Teach me your ways and to love others as you have loved me. Amen.
Psalm 79: A prayer for deliverance.