Yesterday I read Psalm 101 and didn't get very far into the lines before it made me pause: I will sing of mercy and judgement.
There are songs that get into your head and are easy to remember. Singing about grace, mercy, forgiveness - that is where I live. My soul loves to sing about the things I receive, mainly because they are undeserved and I can never earn them.
So let's all join in on the chorus and sing about judgement. Whoa. That is the part in my soul that sounds like the wheels of the train screeching to a halt.
But it is true. I do need to sing about the change of perspective, the change of friends and influence groups on my life that comes when Jesus enters my life.
Do you know who does not mind singing about judgement? The person that does not secretly love sin and unrighteousness. I am afraid that this is exactly where the rub comes in my soul. Really.
Jesus, that is the kind of perspective I desire. To sing of mercy and judgement.