Further thoughts on Psalm 4:2 “How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?”
Selah (meditate on that verse)
[Lord, to think on you, to lift up your name, to look on your glory, this is the purpose for which we were created. But in our twisted state, even as believers, we turn from you to the visible world for our gratification, strength and significance.
Forgive us for our rebellion against Truth, for our rejection of your reality, for our regression to idols, for our repetition of Israel’s sins, for our return to the repulsive ways of our natural selves. It is our nature to worship what makes us happy, not you, the source of all goodness, righteousness and truth.
Help us to deny self, to reject our natural tendencies and fall at your feet in obedience and worship. Help us to live in praise for your great faithfulness and love, whether we are in pleasure or pain, goodness or grief, happiness or heaviness.
You are the only One worthy of worship. Glorify yourself in our lives, Lord. We bow before you as your unworthy servants, as your beloved children, as your dearly loved family. May the meditations of my heart and the words of my mouth be pleasing in your sight today, O Lord my mighty Rock and my Savior.]