While I was away on a holiday in BC I found that I am committed to the LORD (capital letters in NRSV) of the Psalms. He pictures himself as the King who reigns as Sovereign Lord of Hosts among the nations. He is extremely angry at the oppression of orphans, widows, strangers, the weak and the poor. And he intervenes to exercise fierce wrath against the worship of Baal and other gods who have a quite different agenda in mind. On the other hand he intervenes to exercise steadfast love and vindication for those who turn to him in faith.
It is easy to recognize that he is the same Son of God who took birth
among us, defeated death, and began to establish a church in every city
to make the good news of his reign among all nations. I cannot prove that
he alone is worthy of my love and service. But my commitment makes total
sense of my world and my life in particular. I certainly don't need a foundation
to prove the validity of my commitment to the Lord of the Psalms and the