Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tutored by God
I had told my wife some of the impact which I had felt from having read of the life of Frederick Douglass, abolitionist.
She quickly responded, "Yes Doug, and I have found my attention drawn quite extraordinarily this morning to Psalm 146. Hadn't given it all that much thought before."
Listen to the Psalmist:
1Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
2While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
3Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
4His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
5Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
6Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
7Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
8The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
9The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
10The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.
How marvelously this scripture seems to speak of God's rescue of the oppressed and disadvantaged. My wife and I were being tutored by the Holy Spirit.
Every now and then I get an inkling of what Paul the Apostle meant when he said that at point of great discovery 'he conferred not with flesh and blood'.