Psalm for the Week

Psalm 19:7-14
The Message

Response: God’s Word is better than a diamond,
 better than a diamond set between emeralds.
You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring,
 better than red, ripe strawberries.

The revelation of God is whole
 and pulls our lives together.
The signposts of God are clear
 and point out the right road.
The life-maps of God are right,
 showing the way to joy.
The directions of God are plain
 and easy on the eyes.
God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold,
 with a lifetime guarantee.
The decisions of God are accurate
 down to the nth degree.

Response: God’s Word is better than a diamond,
 better than a diamond set between emeralds.
You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring,
 better than red, ripe strawberries.

There’s more: God’s Word warns us of danger
and directs us to hidden treasure.
Otherwise how will we find our way?
Or know when we play the fool?
Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!
 Keep me from stupid sins,
 from thinking I can take over your work;
Then I can start this day sun-washed,
 scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.
These are the words in my mouth;
 these are what I chew on and pray.
Accept them when I place them
 on the morning altar,
O God, my Altar-Rock,
 God, Priest-of-My-Altar.

Response: God’s Word is better than a diamond,
 better than a diamond set between emeralds.
You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring,
 better than red, ripe strawberries.