October 30th, 2006

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Psalm 19

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Peterson translates a stanza in the middle of the 19th Psalms like this–“The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road.  The life-maps of God are right showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes.”

A few years ago two friends and I got lost on the roads down in southeastern Montana, Peterson’s home state. The pavement and then the gravel ran out.  The Bentonite mud began to stick on the bottom of the old four hole Buick. The rain turned to snow. Finally, just before dark we came to a crossroads. There were no signs. By then, however, there was gravel on the road.  The tracks in the gravel turned to the left. Wisely, we figured that that was the way to town. Perhaps, Peterson had had similar experiences on the roads of Montana. I know that he has a deep appreciation for the Word of God. The Bible provides the maps and road signs that we need to make our way through life.  If one uses it he will not get lost.  He will find the way to deep joy.