Sunday, February 17, 2008

Morning Prayer

Psalm 7:
Appeal to God's justice
Form II 10

"We have no difficulty with the opening of this psalm but the confident proptestation of innocence that follows it is frightening: we prefer to invoke God's mercy rather than invite his strict scrutiny. But perhaps we have no cause for misgiving. A Christian may confidently boast that he is 'just' because the righteousness that is the property of God alone is truly and internally communicated to the Christian. In Christ himself the righteousness of God appears and becomes available to those who have access by faith and baptism to the power of Christ's resurrection. This is the 'justness' we can boast of when we sing this psalm: 'Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.'" -JG

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