4 The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,to know the
word that sustains the weary.He wakens me morning by morning,wakens
my ear to listen like one being instructed.5 The Sovereign Lord has opened
my ears;I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away.6 I offered my
back to those who beat me,my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;
I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.7 Because the Sovereign
Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced.Therefore have I set my face like
flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.8 He who vindicates me is near.
Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other!Who is
my accuser? Let him confront me!9 It is the Sovereign Lord who helps
me. Who will condemn me?They will all wear out like a garment; the
moths will eat them up.
1. This is another song concerning the servant who is summoned, empowered,
and helped by God to do his work in the world.
2. Silence – Read/Listen – Meditate – Pray – Contemplate
3. What is the word or phrase that touches you today as you read and
meditate on this passage? What is your emotion as you read this
word or phrase?
4. What would it mean for you to start your day by listening to God?
How would you do so? How has this pointed to your attitude of
love and obedience to God?
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.