Psalm 5:6 ‘You destroy those who tell lies;’
[To lie is to reject truth, to reject you, Lord Jesus, for you are the Way, the Truth and the Life. To lie is to rely on self, elevating my intellect over your Word; it is to take the short-term, easy way out.
To lie is to be the opposite of God, who cannot lie–it is impossible for you, Lord, to go against what you are: Truth itself! What a wonder to know that your truthfulness, Lord, is not superficial conformance, but what permeates your whole being: it is part of your essence, your essentialness, your heart.
You will eliminate the evil of lying by destroying what is the opposite of your character. Lies automatically destroy those who use them, leading them away from reality into a web of delusion and insanity where the devil keeps them captive. You faithfully and graciously shine your Truth on them to show them the way, but they run from the light and die in the clutches of darkness and deception.]
“bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.”
[This is far more than just disliking—you are repulsed, repelled by murderous men who lightly take the lives of others, who live in deceit, using, hurting others for their own personal benefit.
Today’s human traffickers come to mind; they are modern slave traders, living off the brief and miserable lives of others they have essentially condemned to death. ISIS is a more urgent example: men who seem to enjoy killing and try to deceive others into thinking this is good. Khomeini, Saddam Huseyin, the leaders of Sudan and Egypt, China and Russia also come to mind. In such leaders and their brutal followers there is no stability, no goodness, no redeeming factors. They are the opposite of what you are, Lord, and you abhor them.]
Psalm 5:7 “But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house;”
[Before you called us into your family, each of us was one of the abhorred: liars mired in evil and deception. We all had the potential to be blatantly what these blood thirsty murderous and deceitful men were, we just didn’t have the gall or opportunity to act it out.
I praise you that you abhorred what we were in our natural state, but at the same time loved us, redeemed and transformed us by your great mercy.
We do not deserve to come into your house, but you have pardoned, transformed and wholeheartedly adopted us into your family where we will live in security and significance for eternity!
This is nn unbelievably wonderful and great turning of the tables, an incredible reality, far beyond what any human being could imagine or create. You are a wonder, O Lord of love, God of goodness, King of kindness!
“in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple.”
[What other response could there be than worshiping before you, in awe, in adoration, in thankfulness, in joy, in peace, in submission, in belief, in willing, wholehearted, obedience. You are God, you are Great, you are Good, and therefore right now I bow before you. May you be glorified in my life today in each decision, each word, each thought, each response, for you are entirely worthy of this honor and much more!]