Psalm 36, a psalm of David, has two sections.
The Deception of Sin
Verses 1-4 remind us of how deceiving sin is and how easily we can be deceived by it. I’m reminded of this on a regular basis – either in my own life or by witnessing the life of others. It’s so easy to be tricked by the evil one or by my own selfish desires (James 1:13-16).
Look what David teaches us:
Sin whispers deep within our hearts – deception happens at our depths
Sin removes our fear (respect) for God
Sin prohibits us from seeing how wicked we really are
Sin changes our words
Sin alters our actions
Sin effects our thoughts
Sin adjusts our motives
The Unfailing Love of the Lord
David dramatically changes gears in verses 5-12. He reflects on and writes about God’s gracious unfailing love to us. He describes it in words only fitting for a song.
He tells us how BIG God’s love is (v.5-6)
He tells us how PROTECTING God’s love is (v.7)
He tells us how PROVIDING God’s love is (v.8)
He tells us how REVEALING God’s love is (v.9)
It’s hard to read this song and not think about the song we sing that contains it’s words. Close out your JumpStart time today by listening to it.
By: Tim Parsons