Songs of Praise: Psalm 51-52

Psalm 51-52
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When my son was a teenager, he once told me he thought God was a cosmic wet blanket. I guess, meaning he believed God didn’t want him to have fun. Yeah, you know those pesky Ten Commandments. On the surface they seem harsh but in reality they allow us to live and prosper and enjoy life. Especially the one that says: Thou shalt not kill… It keeps you out of jail, which by the way, would not be fun.
Wisdom was not a buzz word for my son during those years, but thankfully age helped. And of course life lessons and growing in his faith.
Thank goodness God has unfailing love and compassion and when we ask for wisdom he doesn’t withhold it from us.
If you need wisdom – if you want to know what God wants you to do – ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent you asking.
James 1:5 NLT
And why do we need wisdom? So we can grow in righteousness, in recognition of our sinful being and our need for God to purify us, to bring us closer to Him, to understand our relationship with Him better. 
This psalm offers something to dwell on today and every day as we thank God for His ability to redeem our lives.
The sacrifice you want is a broken spirit.
A broken and repentant heart, O God, you will not despise.
Psalm 51:17 NLT
 Father God, I’m so grateful for Your mercy and compassion.
Thank You for receiving my broken sin-tired spirit.

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