For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you. (Psalm 5:4 ESV)
This is no surprise, but still is sobering to see in such plain language. Evil may not dwell with God. What does that say about us, who are evil? For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. We are all evil. That means that if anyone is to ever dwell with God, and God’s plan is that all of His people will, then God must do something to cleanse them of their evil. David doesn’t give us the specifics of how this is to be in the psalm other than show his trust in God’s “steadfast love.” God’s unwavering love, his love that is not detoured by our evil, will deliver us from evil; not just the evil one, but the evil within our own hearts.
Knowing this truth, how do you think God sees you?
Pray David’s psalm as your own.
Chronological Reading Plan plus Psalms: Job 6-9, Ps 5
God sees us as righteous, and he is making us to match that perspective. He is tuning our desires to his will.
God delights in us, His children, so therefore He made it possible for us to dwell in His presence through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We have so much to be grateful for…His mercy.
I am grateful that his mercy is found in him and does not come from my good works. I have failed miserably in them and with me there is no hope. I love what you said about making us to match the way he sees us. This brings me great joy.
He sees us as good because Jesus sacrificed himself for us and ha washed away our sins.
He sees what we will be.