Verse Stop – Psalm 10

I just may have to add this as a regular to my blog. When I am reading my bible, some verses stop me in my tracks. I have to go back, reread, check out different translations and pray about why it has so caught my attention. I love these. Sometimes they are passages I have read many times before. I love how that happens. Something old becomes so new, fresh, and takes a new place of understanding.  I decided I should start sharing some of these…

I have been reading Psalms in the Message.

This verse stopped me.

Psalm 10:17 (the message translation)

The victim’s faint pulse picks up; the hearts of the hopeless pump red blood as you put your ear to their lips.

This first time I read this verse, I immediately felt responsibility. It got me and all my attention in that moment. The image that it produces in my mind is one I can’t shake. Other translations read “You will cause your ear to hear”. I love the wording of the Message…

I know that God is who heals, restores…He puts His ear to their lips.

And…

He has called us to be His hands and feet. He has set us on mission.

Those are my thoughts…not all of them but these are the ones that propel me to act…

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