Thursday, November 17, 2005

Psalm 23 - The legal version

I have been thinking a lot about religion vs Jesus, the fact that Jesus never overthrew the religious bondage of his day, the fact that grace is so little preacehd anymore, God's unconditional love, the believers place before the Father - bondage is still the order of the day, so with that in mind I came across this version of the great psalm, but from a law only viewpoint:

Religion is my shepherd: I shall sin no more.
It alloweth me to lie to myself in flattering ways;
It leadeth me to water down the law.
It represseth my wickedness;
It leadeth me to a righteous exterior for my name's sake.
Yea, though I walk among the sinners in the temple,
I am glad I am not like them;
My piety and fig leaves, they conceal me.
I preparest my award acceptance speech for distinction from mine peers;
My head no longer fits through the door;
My cup is outwardly cleansed.
Surely reputation and excellence shall follow me all of the days of my life:
and I will rule at the right hand of Jesus forever.

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