M. E. Rosson
The Morning Prayer Psalm
Psalm 5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Introduction: Over the past few months we have learned to identify with the theme of this Psalm, Oh Lord, we prayed, let us serve you without having to wear masks, social distance free from fear and suffering of so many.
Psalm 5 is the first Psalm we see that was written to be accompanied by flutes. Remember Psalm 4 was for the strings. David was rising early in the Morning, and praying not only for Freedom from suffering, but also to allow himself to be able to serve God without Distraction. In the Hebrew, the instruction of the Psalm was from King David to the Overseer of the Musicians that this Psalm was “Concerning the Inheritances.” God wants to give you an inheritance in His House, but the evil and those who reject the Lord will inherit a different place. This morning we will learn first:
1. God hates sin and has no pleasure in the wickedness of others
2. God wants us to follow His way in spite of the distractions of the World
3. God will shield and bless those who put their Faith and Trust in Him
This Coming Sunday I hope you will be there and join us in as we Rejoice and Praise God for deliverance from all of the drama going on around the World!
Love you all,
M. E. Rosson