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QTMs for 4/22/17: WAIT, THAT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE—–

Posted by on April 22, 2017

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That’s the point.  I use “The Message” version of the Bible mostly because it’s so readable.  Some have been curious, so I’m including some of it today without editorial comment.

Yes, I went there.  “Without editorial comment.”

  A DAVID PSALM – 62

God, the one and only —–  I’ll wait as long as he says.  Everything I need comes from him, so why not?  He’s solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul, an impregnable castle:  I’m set for life.

“How long will you gang up on me?  How long will you run with the bullies?  There’s nothing to you, any of you —–  rotten floorboards, worm-eaten rafters, anthills plotting to bring down mountains, far gone in make-believe.  You talk a good line, but every “blessing” breathes a curse.

God, the one and only —–  I’ll wait as long as he says.  Everything I need comes from him, so why not?  He’s solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul, an impregnable castle:  I’m set for life.

“My help and glory are in God —–  granite-strength and safe-harbor-God —–  So trust him absolutely, people; lay your lives on the line for him.  God is a safe place to be.

“Man as such is smoke, woman as such, a mirage.  Put them together, they’re nothing; two times nothing is nothing.

“And a windfall, if it comes —–  don’t make too much of it.

God said this once and for all; how many times have I heard it repeated?  “Strength comes straight from God.”

“Love to you, Lord God!  You pay a fair wage for a good day’s work!”

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     THE MESSAGE REMIX:  The Bible In Contemporary Language   Copyright © 2003 by Eugene H. Peterson.  All rights reserved.  Scripture taken from THE MESSAGE.  Copyright ©1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002.  Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.

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