Psalm 5 - "Two Places to Stand" by Brian Hoch

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Scripture Readings

    [16] “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. [17] For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. [18] Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. [19] And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. [20] For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. [21] But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

(John 3:16-21 ESV)


To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

    [1] Give ear to my words, O LORD;
        consider my groaning.
    [2] Give attention to the sound of my cry,
        my King and my God,
        for to you do I pray.
    [3] O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
        in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
    
    [4] For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
        evil may not dwell with you.
    [5] The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
        you hate all evildoers.
    [6] You destroy those who speak lies;
        the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
    
    [7] But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
        will enter your house.
    I will bow down toward your holy temple
        in the fear of you.
    [8] Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness
        because of my enemies;
        make your way straight before me.
    
    [9] For there is no truth in their mouth;
        their inmost self is destruction;
    their throat is an open grave;
        they flatter with their tongue.
    [10] Make them bear their guilt, O God;
        let them fall by their own counsels;
    because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
        for they have rebelled against you.
    
    [11] But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
        let them ever sing for joy,
    and spread your protection over them,
        that those who love your name may exult in you.
    [12] For you bless the righteous, O LORD;
        you cover him with favor as with a shield.

(Psalm 5 ESV)