Morning All! For those of you in a different time zone, I write this blog post from sunny, cold London at 6.13am.My eyes sprung open at 5.53am and to avoid going back to sleep quickly sat up, looked at the economist magazine beside me and thought about the articles I had read before work, then ran up stairs to get my ipod and bad boy headphones large enough to block out every sound.
Today I was determined to spend some time properly reading and meditating on the Bible. At present I am going through the book of psalms and psalm 50 vs 16 – 17 says this “But to the wicked, God says: What right have you to recite My statutes or take My covenant or pledge on your lips, seeing that you hate instruction and correction and cast My words behind you?” Now you can imagine my shock and embarrassment as I read through the verse and discovered that according to this psalm I am one of the wicked! Correction is great but the initial pinch and rude awakening never feel great.
I am always speaking words of encouragement from the Bible to myself, claiming the covenant (promises) God has made “I will be the head and not the tail, He goes before me and direct my paths, everything will work out for good etc etc… but I am equally quick to dismiss certain parts of the Bible and do things my own way. After reading this verse it is time to walk in my faith completely. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t intentionally slacked and made up my mind to be a sunday christian but as I have read more, and grown in the faith, my actions have not always mirrored that.
I don’t want God to ask me what right I have to claim Him.