Summary: A study of Psalm 5 verses 1 through 10
Psalm 5: 1 – 10
How Much Do You Love Jesus?
1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. 2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up. For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, nor shall evil dwell with You. 5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. 6 You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. 7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face. 9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue. 10 Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, For they have rebelled against You. 11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. 12 For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
Things are never the way you would want them to be. If you like someone, you like to talk with him or her as often as you can. You like to spend your valuable time with them, do you not? It seems that we wind up spending the most time being with and talking with people we do not like. What a world?
Interacting with Christians is no different. In some churches they try to guilt you into giving or serving in some ministry. I have even had some come up to me and ask, ‘How much do you love Jesus?’ If I asked you this question, what would be your response? Our Great Master and King Is not in need of our money, nor does He need us to serve Him in some compactly. He loves us and He wants to have a personal relationship with us. He wants to spend time and talk with us. So, how do we accomplish this with Him? We succeed by praying and reading His Word.
If we did our own inventory and analyzed our prayer and personal bible time, we should be ashamed. This is a self test. How much time do you spend with the One Whom you proclaim that you love and appreciate? How much time do you watch television? Now compare the two! Pretty bad, huh? I am convicted how about you? So, now is the time to renew our love and devotion Who gave His life for us. Are you with me?
This might seem strange to hear, but the first thing we need to understand is how to pray. Think of these possibilities;
1. We wake up and say hello to God and ask Him to bless our day. At night we tell Him thanks for his help.
2. We come together in prayer and seek Him as the Great ‘Santa’. We bring Him our daily grocery list of needs and wants.
3. We chant the same words