PSALM 95 - From Stubborn to Loved 5 Feb 2020
When I harden my heart, I am stubborn and rebellious. The love of God can not touch my heart. God ask me to open my heart for his love.
Two excellent ways to open my heart are joyful worship thanksgiving in his presence. Psalms 95 sings about this.
1 Come, let us cry out with joy to Yahweh,
acclaim the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving,
acclaim him with music.
3 For Yahweh is a great God,
a king greater than all the gods.
4 In his power are the depths of the earth,
the peaks of the mountains are his;
5 the sea belongs to him, for he made it,
and the dry land, moulded by his hands.
6 Come, let us bow low and do reverence;
kneel before Yahweh who made us!
7 For he is our God, and we the people of his sheepfold,
the flock of his hand. If only you would listen to him today!
8 Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah,
as at the time of Massah in the desert,
9 when your ancestors challenged me,
put me to the test, and saw what I could do!
10 For forty years that generation sickened me, and I said,
'Always fickle hearts; they cannot grasp my ways.'
11 Then in my anger I swore they would never enter my place of rest.
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
Making a Heart of Stone.