Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Psalm 25:1-10

Lent 1 – Year B

Psalm 25:1-10

Compare verse 10 in the NRSV:
"All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
     for those who keep his covenant and his decrees."

with THE MESSAGE:
"From now on every road you travel
Will take you to God.
Follow the Covenant signs;
Read the charted Directions."

Given that the Noah Covenant and some others originate from and are focused on what G*D will do, there isn't much for us to do to keep them as they are G*D's. We can however observe the Covenants made by G*D and use them in navigating life.

There is a feel of exclusiveness in the NRSV that fits well with a chosen-ness, a belovedness, but not so well with passing that blessing on. Even if you don't keep a particular covenant and decree, you are yet on your way to G*D.

So, what covenant signs do you recognize? Are doing more than recognizing them and actually using them?
 

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