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    Of course, in the context of the Psalm, it is talking about us in our responses to God. Are we led by bit and bridle?

    A brother I talked with said this reminded him of James, talking about taming the tongue.

    I can even see this in a broader brush stroke. My thoughts are on Communism and how it has good things to take as personal values, but if compelled to be a communist, we are an animal led about by a bit in our mouth and a bridle around our head. So personal communism, if you will allow me to use that term, is noble, while governmental Communism is a mean thing and glorifies nothing.

    Reflect that back on us following Christ, and what do you see? AH HA!!!

    In curious twists of thought (God's inspiration?),

    2006-01-25 15:39:33 Posted by Mel ()

    my bit and bridle is the word of God. It leads me in the paths I should walk/
    God bless you.
    2006-01-26 00:32:20 Posted by Pam ()

    The fact that David fully realises the enormity of what he has done, & in his repentance, see also Ps. 51 turns to our all forgiving God. In describing his living hell, in the early part of the Psalm he is now saying, YOU do not have to go through all this suffering. There are two ways to go, either let the sin in your life rule you, always lying to cover up, always needing to do something greater to get enough for that next fix. You can be like a wild animal that has to be goaded into submission with the use of stickes & bits.
    The second alternative is to be led by a God who would not break a bruised reed. A God who is so forgiving that his ways are perfect, his ways are just.
    So David extols us to go with the second option, trust in The Lord & you shall know steadfast love.
    I love this Psalm especially the opening verses, I believe that allows a Christian to forgive himself! Knowing that God has forgiven the sinner. This leads to a greater self esteem, growing in Christ & moving with the Spirit. Being the person God wishes each one to be.
    Love in His Name Stuart
    2006-01-26 07:52:56 Posted by Stuart (stuart@sadrankin.com)

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