Sunday, November 27, 2011

Those of straight heart

You're invited to visit the new contributors to Robert's PsalmChallenge over at Daily Athens.
Today's text is Psalm 36. For the Hebrew see Mechon Mamre.

1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD.

Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. 3 The words of his mouth are mischief and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. 4 He plots mischief while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he spurns not evil.

Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.
8. How precious is your kindness, O God! The children of man shelter in the shadow of your wings.
9. They feast on the rich fare of your house; you give them drink from your stream of delights.
10. Indeed with you is the source of life; by your light do we see light.

11. Bestow your kindness upon those who know you, and your justice on those of straight heart.

11 Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 There the evildoers lie prostrate, they are thrust down, unable to rise.
Photo: My precious granddaughter, Libby, light of my life. Age 1.7.
(By a professional photographer.)


Anonymous said...

So beautiful and the perfect example for those verses!

Reader Wil said...

The photo of your granddaughter is in such contrast to the
wicket and hateful people. She is so innocent and sweet.
She has your eyes Dina!

Robin said...

She's beautiful Dina, and favors you quite a bit.

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Nadege said...

Libby is just gorgeous! She must be very sweet too. No wonder you are smitten!

Leif Hagen said...

She's a doll, Grandma Dina! Look at her kissable cheeks!

Kay said...

That professional photographer wouldn't be Edo would it? Libby is adorable, Dina! She is angelically beautiful.

Dina said...

Shalom friends, thanks for all your nice words.

Kay, "angelic," yes, the right word! I hadn't thought of it but I did feel that Libby would be perfect to illustrate these verses.
No, unfortunately Australian Libby's Uncle Edo is in Los Angeles; so the photo was taken by the photographer who comes to HoneyPot day care.

Spiderdama said...

She is so sweet perfectly suited to the verses.
Hope you have a blessed Sunday:-)

VP said...

Lovely Libby, wonderful post.

Sara said...

She is precious indeed. And a beautiful redhead too, I see (perhaps it is silly, but being a redhead myself, I always feel an affinity to others who share my recessive redhead genes!)...

Inger-M said...

Your granddaughter is so sweet! Lovely post!

Nicholas V. said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful little girl! Wonderful choice of psalm.
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Thank you much for the honour to see such light, hope and happiness.

Much appreciated your participation. Please have a good week ahead and please join again soon.

Hels said...

There are a lot of wonderful things in the world - sunsets, passionfruits, white wine drunk in its own vineyard, silk, ocean views..

But there is NOTHING like a grandchild.

Petrea Burchard said...

Oh you know I was going to just click through today, look at the picture, not comment, rushing rushing. Then that sweet face. Aren't you blessed, grandmother!

crystal said...

Your granddaughter looks so sweet :)

I'll gve the psalm challenge a try - thanks.

this is Belgium said...

great post.. lovely picture of a lovely granddaughter.
lucky grandmother !

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Your granddaughter is a reminder to us the beauty of life and all that is good in life. As with the psalms, makes your heart sing!

Hadn't checked in with you for a while and googling "Jerusalem hills daily photo," it doesn't come up.

mirae said...

hello beautiful Dina, sending your beautiful grandaughter and you- prayers of luminous light. It is the first week of advent and it is a beautiful meditation for me.

love and light shalom