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."

"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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