30 DoW: Day 21

For days 21-30 of 30 Days of Worship, pick your own psalm and choose an attribute of God to ponder. There are only 150 psalms to choose from, and since we only did portions of many you could also look at different sections of some already covered.

Remember, all this should help you get closer to God and know Him better. If you're taking part, with friends, it can also help you become closer to them and learn from their points of view as you share.

I chose Psalm 40
1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.

2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.

3 He has put a new song in my mouth--
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.

4 Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies.

5 Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us
Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.

attribute & response:
Rescuer. I initially picked this psalm because of the U2 song "40." It's one of the few psalms I know partially from music. (I'm also using New King James now. Previously, we used NIV.)

I love the imagery of being pulled out of a pit, establishing footing and putting a new song into the mouth of the individual. I love it because I feel I was pulled out of that pit (my old sinful lifestyle), He changed my direction and planted me firmly in God (new faith, new life, new behaviors) and even changed what I care about, what I praise and what I sing about—now primarily Him. I thank Him for saving me from my sin in such a dramatic and clear way.

Many have seen this in me. It has caused conviction for some. I pray that many more people do see and fear and truly come to know the LORD.

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