Two Thoughts

I’ve been think about the Psalms the last couple of days. 

A couple things in particular. Themes really, or recurring subjects. 

David uses two events over and over in his writings. One is God’s proclamation of His name to Moses in Exodus;

“The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” Exodus 34 (ESV)

The second is the exodus itself.

Over and over again, the psalmist refers to these two stories of God’s dealing with man. God’s revelation of his character to Moses (“The steadfast love of the Lord endures forever “is the single most repeated line in the whole book.), and his proving of that character for forty years, day after day, to a people who grumbled and complained every step of the way. Slow to anger indeed.

David obviously spent a good deal of time meditating on these. I think I’ll do the same.


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