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Psalm 5

I was turning over Psalm 5 in my mind as I pulled into the parking lot at church this morning and somehow the rainbow seemed to fit – probably in terms of God’s faithfulness:

Psalm 5:1-12 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing. 2Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. 3In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

4You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell. 5The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong. 6You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.

7But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple. 8Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies– make straight your way before me.

9Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit. 10Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

11But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. 12For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.