As for me, I Trust in the LORD


I love the Psalms

Reading: Psalm 31
(Verses 6-8)
I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
as for me, I trust in the L
ORD.
I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
for you saw my affliction
and knew the anguish of my soul.
You have not given me into the hands of the enemy
but have set my feet in a spacious place
(NIV).*

Banff2 Banff town site as seen from Sulfur Mountain — photo by David Kitz

Reflection
David clearly lacked a sense of political correctness. The opening line of this psalm portion makes me want to cringe. I hate those who cling to worthless idols. What an inflammatory remark! Hate has no place in our expression of Christian faith. Didn’t David know that we are to hate the sin, but love the sinner? Perhaps we should send David off to a course in sensitivity training.

Somehow biblical David…

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