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Psalm 145
I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, and I will tell of Your greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness and will shout joyfully of Your righteousness. The LORD is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. The LORD is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, and Your godly ones shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power; to make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts and the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD sustains all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food in due time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds. The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them. The LORD keeps all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.

This is probably very wrong of me, but every time I read this psalm, I think of Amber. Sometimes, I even think about satin. I can't help it, I really can't. It's all her fault, it is. I'm totally laying the blame on her.

Now that I've gotten that silliness out of the way...

On the T4G blog, Mark Dever points something out I found to be very...relevant. When I first read that, I thought to myself, "Yes, amen!" Then I thought about Leeman, and how that's precisely the sort of teaching he would try to pass on to all of the Boys of Boyce. No coincidence, that.

Because of teachings from the likes of Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman, I now read a psalm like this and think thoughts like these: Yes, I will extol and praise Your name forever and ever, but only because of Christ. Outside of Christ, I would receive only wrath. If it were not for Christ, I would not meditate the way I do upon the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works. No, I would largely be blind to them, and whatever I did perceive of them, I would hate. You are indeed gracious and merciful, and because You have given Your son, Him whom You treasure most, all of Your gracious and merciful promises are yes in Him. You are near when I call upon You because You have forsaken Your Son and poured out Your wrath upon Him on the cross. You keep me because I love You, and I love You because You have first loved me.

Yes, good teachings.

Speaking of teaching, c'mon, Gary...bring out the Pink Bucket of Death! 'Drew and I will rock Carla's world, and we'll eat Meat Jhun for breakfast, lunch, and need da fried rice...

But then again, pride does come before the fall...

Let me rephrase that. Gary, Andrew and I would greatly and humbly rejoice in the opportunity to bless our beloved sisters in Christ in a glorious reunion centered upon that bonny basket of bountiful blessings, the Pink Bucket of Death!


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