Saturday, December 6, 2014

Psalm 118: Lovely Excerpts for Hermits, or Anyone

"In danger I called on the LORD;
the LORD answered me and set me free.
The LORD is with me; I am not afraid;
what can mortals do against me?
The LORD is with me as my helper....
Better to take refuge in the LORD
than to put one’s trust in mortals.
Better to take refuge in the LORD
than to put one’s trust in princes....

I was hard pressed and falling,
but the LORD came to my help.

The LORD, my strength and might,
has become my savior.

The joyful shout of deliverance
is heard in the tents of the righteous:
The LORD’s right hand works valiantly....

I shall not die but live
and declare the deeds of the LORD.

The LORD chastised me harshly,
but did not hand me over to death.

Open the gates of righteousness;
I will enter and thank the LORD

This is the LORD’s own gate,
through it the righteous enter.

I thank you for you answered me;
you have been my savior.

The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.

By the LORD has this been done;
it is wonderful in our eyes.

This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice in it and be glad.

LORD, grant salvation!
LORD, grant good fortune!

Blessed is he
who comes in the name of the LORD.

We bless you from the house of the LORD."

Yes, let us bless one another from the house of the Lord, for His Real Presence has His abode in us, and us in Him.  His Real Presence and us--through, with, and in Him--bless you from His house.
God bless His Real Presence in us!  Blessings from our and His home.

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