Daily Readings and Thought for January 7th. “INCLINE YOUR EAR TO ME … WONDROUSLY SHOW …”


How wonderful was the relationship David developed with God; as we meditate on his Psalms they ‘move’ our hearts to develop profound meditations – to contemplate all that our Heavenly Father must be – and the wonder of His Son – our mediator – at His right hand. Today’s Psalm 17 is a very personal prayer/petition of David, “You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you will find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.” [v.3]

When our Lord tries our hearts – what does he find/  May we be able say with David, “My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped … incline your ear to me …” [v.5,6] “Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Saviour of those who seek refuge…at your right hand.” [v.7] Surely David sensed in some way how his greater Son would be at God’s right hand.

In our ch. 7 in Matthew today we read how “two blind men followed” Jesus, “crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” [v.27].   They were healed because they knew what the Pharisees refused to recognise – that Jesus was the promised “Son of David.”  Jesus, “touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” [v.29]  And it will be “according to our faith” that salvation will come us – because we have inclined our eyes to read – and our hearts and minds absorb, as David prayed, “wondrous things out of your law.” [Psa. 119 v.18]  What a wondrous future awaits us!  And how soon now?

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