But I know the way back home,
And I know that you will welcome me
Into your house,
For I am covered by
Your covenant of mercy and love.
So I come to your sanctuary with deepest awe
To bow in worship and adore you. Psalms 5:7 [Passion Translation]

The Passion Translation calls this psalm “The Song of the Clouded Dawn.”  And so it is.  Here David is groaning to the Lord (vs.1) but he knows the way back home, back to the house of God, back to close fellowship with a God who cares about him as an individual person, who cares about him intimately (Ps. 139). Back home to welcome; back home to find mercy and love; back home to worship and adore his/our Great God.

This is the pathos of the Psalms. We are meant to feel David’s words and be drawn in by them emotionally so that we have an intellectual and emotional connection to the truth of who God is and what he does.  No matter where we are, or what we have done, home is waiting for us.  We know the way back home, because David tells us what it is.

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