How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love
An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked:
a There is no fear of God before his eyes.
For he flatters himself in his own eyes,
When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates.
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit;
b He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
c He devises wickedness on his bed;
He sets himself d in a way that is not good;
He does not abhor e evil.
Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the great mountains;
f Your judgments are a great deep;
O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men g put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
h They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from i the river of Your pleasures.
j For with You is the fountain of life;
k In Your light we see light.
Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Let not the foot of pride come against me,
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
There the workers of iniquity have fallen;
They have been cast down and are not able to rise.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
"There is no fear of God before their eyes."
Understand, you senseless among the people; And you fools, when will you be wise?
"For My people are foolish, They have not known Me. They are silly children, And they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, But to do good they have no knowledge."
For they do not sleep unless they have done evil; And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.
Woe to those who devise iniquity, And work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, Because it is in the power of their hand.
I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is not good, According to their own thoughts.
You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
They are higher than heaven - what can you do? Deeper than Sheol - what can you know?
Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, And Your footsteps were not known.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
"The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge."
Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.
He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple.
And in this mountain The LORD of hosts will make for all people A feast of choice pieces, A feast of wines on the lees, Of fat things full of marrow, Of well-refined wines on the lees.
Jeremiah 31:12 - 14
Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of the LORD - For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all.
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns - broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.
"but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.