Psalm 61

Why do we say, O Lord,
"I deserve such and such"?
We are presumptuous
and self-focused.
What have we done,
what has made us so great?
Did we create the world?
Is the universe resting in our hands?
Can we bring the rain?
Can we stop the floods?
Do we form the flesh?
Do we choose our abilities?

O Man, everything you have,
everything you are is from the Lord.
There is nothing you can do,
no act you can perform,
that makes you deserving of grace.
Grace isn't grace if you have earned it.
Praise the Lord for His gifts!
Do not praise yourself
in haughty arrogance.
Humble yourself before your God.
Bow at His feet and
honor He who has provided for you.


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