This reminds me of another psalm verse, “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” As we love the law of the Lord we will be able to see if our pride comes against us. In this case human pride. Human pride takes offense. Divine pride sees things without reacting. It continuallly honors the nature of the LORD through the expression of ourselves. It points to the essence of what the words mean, “forgive them for they know not what they do.”
Let”s honor the LORD by the expression of our living here we find our divine pride and our human pride no longer holds sway.
As we love abiding in the spirits of appreciation, understanding, care, compassion and forgiveness we know the habitation of the house of the LORD. Here there is a natural honour that emanates from us as we honor the LORD in all that we think, say and do.
In addition as we so abide things we have done battle with within ourselves such as fears we may have had are dissipated by the cleansing nature of the LORD at work through ourselves. So often the things we may not like within ourselves we do battle with to try to get rid of all on our own in our own time which NEVER HAPPENS. This only creates a loop of wasted time and living. These things in addition to fear may relate to things we are ashamed of, or things we have hated or things we have wanted. As we acknowledge to “LET THE LORD DO THE WORKS,” through ourselves we can let go of the battle to try to get over these things. We can let the natural processes of cleansing the LORD can only do through ourselves occur as we simply abide in the habitation of his house. Here we choose to abide in the spirits of appreciation, understanding, care, compassion and forgiveness moment by moment, day by day.
WHO FORGIVETH ALL THINE INIQUITIES;
WHO HEALETH ALL THY DISEASES;
WHO REDEEMETH THY LIFE FROM DESTRUCTION;
WHO CROWNETH THEE WITH LOVINGKINDNESS AND TENDER MERCIES;
WHO SATISFIETH THY MOUTH WITH GOOD;
SO THAT THY YOUTH IS RENEWED LIKE THE EAGLE’S.
In the central current of love there is a sensing of a responsibility beyond ourselves. Here we see the central and simple responsibility to keep our field joyful in order for all dependent upon our field to rejoice. Our field is emanated through our physical forms generated from what we are experiencing mentally and emotionally. We do have a choice in the matter to choose attitudes that emanate peace, forgiveness, largeness, understanding, care, compassion, love and all such accordingly. I for one and I sense many can relate to having a responsibility to the trees on the face of the earth. That our expression can give what the trees need from us in return for all they give to us. Let’s remember our crowning creation responsibility to the trees and really all the living world.
In the days when the psalms were written, “sacrifice” often meant slaughtering a living creature including birds, lambs, rams, bulls; even human sacrifice was practiced. Sacrifice has since come to mean something very different, such as enduring pain and suffering or giving up something one loves or loves to do. However, even in the psalms it is noted that God does not require that kind of sacrifice, but rather the sacrifice of a “contrite heart,” in other words, forgiveness, thankfulness, devotion, true humility and especially loving God and one another.
Insight #20 Healing Verses of the Psalms
Yes, God has the power to forgive sins provided we forgive. As we forgive ourselves for things we may have done and as we we forgive others for what they may have done then the power of God can go to work to address and alleviate the afflictions or pains we may have. The power is present for healing to occur. We just need to position ourselves so that power is received and given through us. As God looks upon us we need to look upon others. Remember we are made in the image and likeness of God to keep and dress His garden.
What large words. Enlarging our hearts. The ability to understand greater. The ability to encompass more in our heart without negativity or being absorbed in the unreal. Having our hearts enlarge enable us to see the world we live in with understanding, perspective and forgiveness. It allow us to make sense of our world. As we receive this gift with an open heart we become a blessing to our world.
At times we may feel the irritation of seemingly being badly done by. How well we can forgive in these situations plays a part in the development of our character and our sound contribution to this world. When we turn to reading a healing verse and immerse ourselves in the spirit of it something can be made new whereby our hearts come to rest and our minds can think sensibly. The gift of the provision of healing verses are at hand. Turn to them as needed and continue moving in the direction of greater character and stature. The world needs you.